Hub Arkush: Strength for Chicago Bears resides in the offensive line | Sports – Chicago Bears News

Hub Arkush: Strength for Chicago Bears resides in the offensive line | Sports – Chicago Bears News

The over-under on wins for the Chicago Bears in Las Vegas right now is 5½.

What that means is at least half the folks who wager on these things believe the Bears will win 5 or fewer games for the entire 2016 season.

While that becomes irrelevant the second the Bears and Falcons kick the ball off in the season opener, the point is the Bears are not highly respected right now and that makes it difficult to find an area or a unit on this club you can call a strength.

Clearly running back is a strength with Jordan Howard coming off an All-Rookie season and finishing second in NFL rushing.

Inside linebacker is certainly a strength if everyone is healthy but after that . . .

I believe, and many of the folks I’m talking to around the league agree, that offensive line has the potential to be a real strength for this team, too.

Guards Josh Sitton and Kyle Long have both been Pro Bowlers.

Cody Whitehair was an All-Rookie center last season and 27-year-old Bobby Massie acquired as a free agent last year may always need help in pass protection, but after a rough start last year played much better in the second half and is a mauler in the ground game.

Left tackle Charles Leno is the biggest question mark, but heading into a contract year Bears brass say they’re confident in him.

John Fox believes they’ll get better, too.

“Cody Whitehair, that poor guy, we stuck him in as a starter at guard all through camp [last summer],” he said Sunday. “Week 1 preparing for the Houston Texans, which are a…

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