Windy City Pressures in NFL

May 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Expectations can do funny things.
Like when a mediocre football team with a (sometimes) suffocating defense  goes out and makes a blockbuster trade for a franchise quarterback.
And then it signs an offensive coordinator that has been responsible for some of the most dynamic offenses of the past ten years, albeit not having a ton of success lately.
And to top it all off, they sign the most prolific pass rusher in the NFL.
So while many Bears fans may view it as a good thing that quarterback Jay Cutler, offensive coordinator Mike Martz and defensive end Julius Peppers are now in the fold in Chicago, clearly high expectations are already creating a burden, at least on the shoulders of one particular Bear.
It seems like it’s put up or shut up time in the Windy City, not only for the coaching staff, but for a now-healthy Brian Urlacher as well.
After former Bears running back and Hall-of-Famer Gale Sayers’ gave his critique of where the Monster...

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