On the one hand, the Bears have been very active since the lockout ended, re-signing their own players as well as signing undrafted and unrestricted free agents. But they have failed to make that big splash.
Look, this is a team that's on the clock. With the core of the defense all 30 and older, the time is now to win a championship. But the moves that GM Jerry Angelo have made still fail to address some fairly significant holes in the team.
This is a Bears team that played in the NFL Championship game and won 11 games last year, yet they're treating this as if they are building for the future.
Sure, it's nice to do both, but the Bears must keep an eye toward a championship window that may be closing fast as players like Brian Urlacher, Julius Peppers and Lance Briggs each climb over 30 years of age.
No, those players aren't quite ready to collect social security, but in the often violent world of pro football, careers are short and you have to strike while the iron is hot.
Recognizing that, let's take a look at where the Bears still come up short.