By Eric Schmidt

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs didn’t have a Vince Young moment when referring to the expectations for his team in 2012, but he might have said something that he might regret later. Appearing as a guest on the Mully and Hanley from 670 The Score program in Chicago, Briggs called the Chicago Bears paper champions but added a disclaimer.

“On paper, we look like a champion, but we have a lot of work to do before we can be called a champion,” said Briggs. He continued, “There were moves that were made in the offseason to bring in a lot of veteran (players). Of course, Brandon Marshall and Michael Bush just put us in a position where we’re able to transition that stuff onto the the field to be a real contender.”

Briggs told the hosts that he believes the Bears have the right key ingredients for a high octane offense in 2012. Mike Martz is gone and Jay Cutler will be reunited with his former teammate Brandon Marshall. The addition of Marshall gives the Bears the legitimate number one receiver the team has been lacking for some time now. If Chicago is able to get their offensive line issues addressed, the Bears could be a very dangerous team in 2012.

The NFC North divisional race should be very interesting to watch. The Chicago Bears along with the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions could all find themselves playing in the post season.

 

 

 

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