2012 Team Outlook: Chicago
PK Robbie Gould, CHI - Solid/Safe Pick
Gould is consistent. That is the best quality a kicker can have. In six seasons he has not missed an XPA and averages about 87% with field goals. Gould should be on your short list for kickers this season. I think Chicago has the opportunity to score early and often and Gould will make a nice play on a regular basis.
Chicago Defense - Solid/Safe Pick
The Chicago defense appears to be coming together. If the defense can match the level of play that Chicago's offense has the potential for, we will be talking about a great team this season. I think we need to see Chicago's defense improve in coverage in the secondary and applying pressure to the run. We will see how the defense projects as the season moves forward. I will be watching the Chicago defense in pre-season as an early indicator of what to expect.