How the Chicago Bears can make the playoffs in 2017

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Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky
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The offense will improve

Trubisky is only going to get better, as the season moves on. He is about to start his fourth NFL game and his 17th start since high school. Each week that goes by, the more he learns, which should make us Chicago Bears fans very excited.

In his first game as an NFL starter, Trubisky showed flashes against the Vikings but threw a bad interception to Harrison Smith at the end of the game. So, what did Trubisky do the next week against the Ravens? He threw the ball away when there were no open receivers. That right there is called growth, ladies and gentlemen.

Last week against the Panthers, Trubisky completed four of seven passes, while being sacked four times. The offensive line did not do him any favors, but some of the sacks were just plays where Trubisky needs to either throw it to the “hot” receiver or out-of-bounds.

The good news is that these are plays that are expected for a rookie quarterback. Rome was not built in a day. Now, do you know what is even better? Trubisky wants to improve. He shows accountability, and he is becoming a true leader at the quarterback position.

On another note, the Chicago Bears already have one of the best running backs tandems in football. Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen are an amazing thunder and lightning combination.

As the season progresses, I expect Cohen to be utilized as a receiver more frequently. Head coach John Fox is going to have to let offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains open it up, eventually. It could even be tomorrow against the New Orleans Saints.

The addition of wide receiver Dontrelle Inman is going to help the offense. Is he ever going to be one of the best receivers in football? No, that is unlikely, but he can get open. Also, his presence outside will allow Kendall Wright to see the field more, since, apparently, the Bears prefer him as a slot receiver.

We will see if Inman is active this Sunday. I do not see why he would not be, considering the Chicago Bears are not running a complex passing offense. They should give him a few specialized routes to run.