As we head into training camp, the Chicago Bears have high hopes. A high-powered offense has more experience in the system and a porous defense has been completely revamped. Fans are expecting a lot from the Chicago Bears. Another person who expects a lot is Jordan Mills.
In an interview on NOLA.com, Mills made a bold prediction. When asked about the NFC’s representative in this season’s Super Bowl, Mills was certain it would be the Bears.
“Definitely will be the Chicago Bears. I’m with my team 100 percent, 100 percent it will be the Chicago Bears,” he said.
The second year right tackle is just mirroring the high level of excitement in Chicago. For years, the Bears defense was its staple, and the offense is what kept the team from flying high. Last season, the reverse was true. The offense, with Mills playing a major part in its improvement, broke franchise records. The defense, however, had more holes in it than swiss cheese. It was so bad, some third string running backs had 100-yard games against it.
This offseason, the Bears went out and acquired Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and Ryan Mundy, among others, through free agency. They then chose Kyle Fuller, Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton through the draft.
This new-look defense now has the youth, depth and flexibility that general manager Phil Emery promised the Bears would have after last season ended.
Combine the new defense with a high powered offense with more familiarity with the system, something special could be happening in Chicago.
Emery made good on his promise to change the defense, now it is on the players to bring home the trophy.
Jordan Mills has confidence they can do it. Are you, the fans, as confident?