Bears fan here, as you might be able to tell by the moniker. Just wondering if the heavy hitters feel like the additions (and subtractions) made by the team will propel them into the ranks of the Madden elite next season.
Biggest weakness last year was easily lack of height/hands at WR. I'll get the occasional deep ball because either Knox or Hester is just plain faster, but all they can really run are slants and go routes, and neither has good CIT. Bennett has good hands/CIT, but nothing else going for him really - 6', no speed to speak of. Remedied that by adding 6'4" Brandon Marshall and 6'3" draft pick Alshon Jeffery (who has great hands, this will be our jump ball guy) - can now run a 4WR set without hoping they don't expect the draw.
Another weakness was DB depth. Tillman is great, of course, but I'm never sure who to play at the CB2 spot - 5'8" Jennings (better in almost every stat that matters) or 6'1" Bowman (think he may have had better JMP)? Ended up putting Bowman there because Jennings just couldn't hang downfield (run a lot of nickel sets, having Briggs/Urlacher helps) but I play a lot of zone and that isn't really Bowman's strength. Added 6' Kelvin Hayden to the mix, who happens to be a Cover-2 specialist, if you will, so that will definitely shore up the deep defense. Also drafted S Brandon Hardin, a converted CB who looks to be a beast in the 46 Speed - 6'3", 217, 4.4 40, and a thumper in college. That CB4 position is actually the one I prefer to user in the formation, so I plan to be running around pickin' passes and layin' wood on fools come next season.
Also picked up Jason Campbell, Micheal Bush, Geno Hayes, and drafted Shea McClellin (4.63 40, second-fastest for DEs). All in all, Chicago has made a LOT of moves to improve the team, and IRL I expect them to do well. But as we all know, the digital gridiron is a much different battlefield.