In just 10 days, all of the talk will be out the window. Whether you’ve read good or bad things about the Chicago Bears and their 2022 offseason, none of it will matter.
What will matter, though, is the product fans see on the field during training camp. New head coach Matt Eberflus will be bringing a completely fresh perspective to how a camp is run. Rest assured, these guys are going to be running — Eberflus is a fan of those track shoes.
Coming in with more of a defensive and militant mindset than that of Matt Nagy, Eberflus is tasked with turning a rebuilding roster around in Chicago. The precedent he desires to set right away is pretty clear: they’re going to work.
Regardless of the talent — or lack thereof — added to the roster over the past few months, Eberflus has an important job to do. Training camp is where the real work begins, and where this rebuild can take some positive steps forward.
Chicago Bears training camp officially kicks off on July 26, where a newly-shaped roster will try to come together.
Bears fans will always rush to a critical perspective. It has been very easy, for years now, to see things through a stained lens. After all, this franchise doesn’t exactly have a rich, recent history of Super Bowl victories.
Offense isn’t a word Bears fans hold tight to. Chicago is mostly a football city known for its defense. Therefore, it’s no surprise Eberflus was the pick to take over for Nagy. However, the reasons for the Eberflus hire run deeper than just his defensive philosophies. This is a team that needed true leadership.
A young team, the Bears may not be competitive in 2022. They’re set up more for future success if they can hit on draft picks and use their finances wisely. But, for now, training camp will provide plenty of insight as to how this season could go.
Before camp opens, fans will have many questions. But, a few questions above all else, will be burning deep.