1. Something is severely wrong with Harris between the ears
The fall from grace for the 6-3, 295-pound Harris has been stunning to watch, from maybe the best player at his position to run-of-the-mill contributor, and from gregarious and fun-loving to ornery and difficult with the media.
2. Accept that you're a passing team and game-plan accordingly
Cutler is on pace to throw for over 4,000 yards, Devin Hester and Earl Bennett have both exceeded expectations and Greg Olsen finally showed up with three TD receptions, so quit living in the past and be what you are.
3. The Cover 2 is destined to fail with this personnel on the field
There isn't a difference-making pass rusher on the roster, push from the tackles is nowhere to be found, Urlacher's replacements are nothing more than average Joes, none of the corners can be considered a quality coverage guy and the safeties bring zero leadership to the table – aside from all that, it's a good defense.
4. The offensive line is overdue for yet another reshuffling
Former Pro Bowler Olin Kreutz also appears to be done, meaning the Bears may be even thinner on the O-line next year if Beekman has to slide over to center.
5. Tillman moving from corner to safety has to happen soon
This will be hard to do since Nathan Vasher can't cover anymore, Zack Bowman is still green and rookie D.J. Moore was lucky to make the 53-man roster, so Angelo may have to find the best available corner in free agency and write a big check.
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