1. You can't force a wide receiver into being a primary option
A primary target needs to emerge organically with a mix of talent and productivity, like Roddy White did this past season in Atlanta, which is why the Bears forcing Hester into that role is a dangerous proposition.
2. Bowman needs to be the starter on the other side of Tillman
Vasher, the artist formerly known as "The Interceptor," isn't much use to this defense if he's not getting his hands on the ball anymore, so look for Zack Bowman, who was making all kinds of plays in Bourbonnais before coming up lame with a strained hamstring, to emerge as the starter opposite Charles Tillman.
3. Pass protection ready to go but run blocking still needs work
While Forte didn't play a down because he needs to be fresh for the regular season, the new and improved Kevin Jones only managed 2.7 yards per carry on his six attempts – most of them behind the starting O-line.
4. Briggs-Urlacher-Tinoisamoa could be a tremendous trio
It's going to take Tinoisamoa some time to get used to covering bigger and stronger tight ends in the passing game, but he has the right attitude and a pair of Pro Bowlers capable of doing everything else.
5. No need to worry about going to get a veteran signal caller
There has been some chatter about bringing back Brian Griese as the No. 2 since he's on the open market again, but the front office would be wise to stick with Hanie since he has a future in this league.
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