My Prediction Of The Chicago Bears Starters

Steven McAfeeContributor IAugust 3, 2009

LAKE FOREST, IL - MAY 20: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears watches during an organized team activity (OTA) practice on May 20, 2009 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

With training camp underway, I've decided to predict the teams starters at each position going into the regular season. As we await the training camp depth chart, here's my prediction of the regular season starters, whether I like them or not.


QB: Jay Cutler   

HB: Matt Forte   

FB: Jason Mckie

TE: Greg Olsen  

RWR: Devin Hester

LWR: Earl Bennett

RT: Chris Williams  

RG: Roberto Garza

C: Olin Kreutz

LG: Frank Omiyale

LT: Orlando Pace


LDT: Tommie Harris
RDT: Anthony Adams  
RE: Alex Brown

LE: Adewale Ogunleye

MLB: Brian Urlacher  
WLB: Lance Briggs
SLB: Pisa Tinoisamoa
FS: Daniel Manning
SS: Kevin Payne
RCB: Nathan Vasher

LCB: Charles Tillman

Special Teams

K: Robbie Gould
P: Brad Maynard
KR: Daniel Manning
PR: Devin Hester
H: Brad Maynard
LS: Patrick Manelly


With all of those positions, there's some that I don't agree with. Here they are:

RT: Chris Williams

Replacement: Kevin Shaffer  

If that happened, we'd have the greatest Offensive Line in the league.

FS: Daniel Manning

Replacement: Corey Graham/Craig Steltz

Either of those two would be good, but I'd choose Corey Graham between them. I think that if Manning gets moved to the full time Free Safety position, then he'll lose his charm at returning kickoffs.

RDT: Anthony Adams

Replacement: Somebody not on the Bears/Jarron Gilbert 

We're one Defensive Tackle away from an All Star defense. If we had to go with anyone on the Bears, put in Jarron Gilbert.


With that, all of our other positions are just fine right now. A Wide Reciever could still be needed, but watch out for Hester & Bennett. Until next time: