Behind Enemy Lines: An NFC North Round Table

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What is your teams biggest weakness?

May 27, 2015; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears outside linebacker Jon Bostic (57) defensive end Lamarr Houston (99) and defensive end Willie Young (97) during organized team activities at the Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports.

Payton, SLR:

The weakness that sticks out to me the most is the Lions special teams unit. The lack of a strong return game has hampered the Lions often in the past few years and shows no signs of improving. The Lions retention of Jeremy Ross shows that the Lions still don’t get the importance of starting out a drive on a good note.

Schmelzer, BGO:

The defense as a whole is probably the Bears’ biggest weakness. New defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is coming in with his 3-4 scheme. While I think this will be good for the Bears going forward, it will be a tough transition this season.

They were awful against the pass last season, and while I think their improved pass rush will help in that department, the secondary is still a huge question mark. The defensive line is filled with players who have never played the 3-4, and there are no reliable inside linebacker options.

While Fangio will put them in the best possible scenario to succeed, I do not expect much from the Bears’ defense this season. They will flash some moments that will excited the fan base for the future, but stopping offenses on a regular basis is going to be an issue.

Zinski, TVA:

The offensive line is probably the biggest issue. They need Matt Kalil to play a lot better. They need to find a right guard after shifting Brandon Fusco to left guard. They need Phil Loadholt to bounce back.

Rivard, LA:

A. The Packers defense has some question marks, but should be improved again in 2015. If the second half of the 2014 season was any indication, this defensive unit should be ready to roll. But it’s the special teams that is the biggest weakness at this point. Mike McCarthy and GM Ted Thompson worked in the offseason to improve that unit, but we won’t know their effectiveness until they hit the field. We all have our fingers crossed that the unit does what they are supposed to do this year.

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