Football odds on the Chicago Bears are going to be all about quarterback Jay Cutler in 2009.
The Bears made the huge trade in the off-season to get Cutler from Denver and now fans are expecting the team to win the NFC North and make some noise in the playoffs.
Football odds will definitely be interesting on Chicago this season. Cutler is considered a franchise quarterback but he doesn’t have nearly the offensive talent to work with in Chicago that he had in Denver. The glaring weakness for the Bears is at wide receiver. Devin Hester is being counted on to be a number one receiver but it is rare for a return man to turn into a great receiver. There isn’t anyone after Hester that can make a big impact in the receiving corps, although perhaps rookie Juan Iglesias can develop into a solid threat. The Bears added offensive lineman Orlando Pace and Frank Omiyale in the off-season as sports betting information shows so that should help the running game and the pass blocking.
The Chicago Bears defense was 16th in points allowed last season as football odds stats indicate and that is just not good enough. Many people may not have noticed but the Bears hired former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli as their new defensive line coach and assistant head coach. He was great at Tampa Bay in the same position and the Lions lack of success was not his fault. He should immediately improve Chicago’s defense.
Chicago is going to try and run the ball on offense with Matt Forte and have an effective passing game with Cutler that can impact football odds. The problem is finding a reliable receiver. Sports betting information tells us that one player who might be a consideration is third round draft pick Earl Bennett who was Cutler’s teammate at Vanderbilt.
Brian Urlacher is still considered one of the best players in the NFL but he has lost a step or two. He should be helped this season because the defense under Marinelli is going to be better and impact football odds. The Bears are 30-1 longshots in football odds at the sportsbook to win the Super Bowl but in the NFC North they definitely have a chance. The division is talented but Chicago has the players to compete in football odds with either Green Bay or Minnesota.