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Grossman, Jones must lift offense

The best-case scenario for the Bears is that Rex Grossman and Thomas Jones excel in Lovie Smith's new offense.

Updated: August 1, 2004, 11:04 AM ET
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Best Case
A lot of young players have to come through for the Bears to have a winning season. That's a lot to ask.

Thomas Jones has to be a Priest Holmes-type running back for this to work. And Rex Grossman has to be a Trent Green-type quarterback. David Terrell and Marty Booker don't have to play as well as Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce, but they can't be limited to 95 combined catches like last season.

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