|Gruden on the NFC North|
by Bill Huber of PackerReport.com, August 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm ET
Green Bay Packers Profile
During a conference call previewing ESPN's "Monday Night Football" package, commentator Jon Gruden was asked whether the Packers' two-year run atop the NFC North could come to an end.
"I think the Lions are a lot better football team than 4-12. I never saw that coming. The addition of Reggie Bush is going to take a lot of pressure, I think, off of that passing game, and if they can improve a bit in the secondary, they'll be a better football team. I think that division is up for grabs. I still have Green Bay as the favorite.
"If there was one team I would be leery of, it would be the Chicago Bears because they won 10 games last year. I think they're going to be much improved offensively with Marc Trestman there, and they can still generate turnovers. Can Green Bay overcome the loss of (Donald) Driver, Greg Jennings, (Bryan) Bulaga? We'll see. Their defense has to play better."