Chicago Bears: 2014 Offseason Blueprint
Colleague Louis Riddick is absolutely correct in listing Cutler's potential ascension from a playoff level to a championship level quarterback as one of the top priorities. Based on the deal Cutler signed, he's got three years to do just that, and head coach Marc Trestman should be able to get him there, provided the quarterback continues to listen and soak up the coaching.
Revamping the defense is the most important priority though, as 2014 absolutely has to be a redemption year for defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. Emery and the personnel staff have to obtain the players to help Tucker do his job, which is likely what we'll see in free agency and in May’s NFL draft.
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