It was a case of Déjà vu for Bears free safety Chris Conte in Chicago's season-opening loss to the Buffalo Bills.
An ongoing issue of the offseason was whether Jon Bostic and Shea McClellin would step in as starting linebackers and play to their seeds as No. 2 and No. 1 draft choices.
They're not everything that has to go right, but if the Bears are to win a fifth straight opener, the opinion is that this trio of keys will go a long way towards keeping the Buffalo Bills winless
The clear mission statement for the 2014 offseason was to rebuild the Chicago defensive line after an epically bad season of failing in virtually every crucial area.
The Bears began last season against an AFC team – Cincinnati Bengals – with a very, very good record against the pass and less distinguished against the run.