1. Hester is apparently capable of being a 1,000-yard receiver one day
Priority No. 1 for the Bears this offseason, at least from an offensive perspective, should be a reliable possession target to line up across from Hester to help move the chains – and Rashied Davis, Mr. Drops himself, needs to be benched immediately.
2. This is all you're going to get out of Urlacher
Urlacher has picked off two passes and will deliver the occasional big hit, but this is about what Bears fans can expect from him the rest of his career: a solid player that will make the plays he's supposed to make, but most of the highlight-reel material is in the rearview mirror.
3. Maybe it's time to see if Manning can also take over on punt returns
Whether Bears fans like it or not, Hester's future is going to be at the receiver position because of the statistical incentives that were put in his contract extension, so give him the best possible chance to succeed by taking him off special teams entirely.
4. Idonije is a better player than Harris right now
There are rumors starting to float around the Windy City that Harris' knee and/or hamstring could be permanently damaged, which would be a devastating blow to a player that was on his way to being the next John Randle.
5. Gould and Maynard continue to get it done with little recognition
If the Bears are only going to be an average offensive unit and the defense just isn't as dominant as it once was, then the kicking game takes on even more importance – both Gould and Maynard are indispensible.
John Crist is the Publisher of Bear Report and a member of the Professional Football Writers of America. To read him every day, visit BearReport.com and become a Chicago Bears insider.
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