View from a fan

Sick of baseball and ready for football? Steve Gerhard is and he believes the Bears are in for an interesting season, but training camp competitions will be the first step toward turning things around.

Anthony Thomas is either going to have to return to the back he was as a rookie or the coaching staff has to make a change. The A-Train looked to be the answer to the running game for the next ten years, but fell off dramatically last season. He looked tentative when trying to hit the whole and often picked the wrong one to go through.

It's going to be difficult for Kordell Stewart to be effective without the presence of a running attack. John Shoop hasn't been impressive since becoming the offensive coordinator, but Stewart might give him the talent he's lacked at the key position.

The only bright spot is the fact that Adrian Peterson can push Thomas for a starting role. If neither can be an every down back then maybe they can share the duties and with Stewart's running abilities the offense should have a ground game, which will set up the pass.

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