With the NFL lockout putting a damper on preparations for the upcoming NFL season, we have plenty of time to speculate and look at our favorite teams. We may dream about what they could be capable of doing despite the fact that there hasn’t been anything close to the usual offseason. We think about the players that were part of the team last year and how they might do in 2011. Will the stars step up? Is there someone else on the team that might be a surprise player next season?
The Bears, like every other team in the NFL, have players that need to prove something next season. Chicago has eight guys that need to step things up and help either lead the team in 2011 or play better than they did last season.
Let’s take a look at those eight guys and find out what they have to do to step it up in 2011.