Ditka doesn't think Bears are far off from Super Bowl champs

Ditka doesn't think Bears are far off from Super Bowl champs
February 8, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Scott Krinch

It's been less than a week since the Seattle Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII. Now, with the NFL offseason underway and free agency just around the corner, teams can begin planning how they will catch the Seahawks.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and legendary Bears head coach Mike Ditka doesn't think his old team is far off from the Super Bowl champions.

The Bears finished No. 2 in the NFL behind the Denver Broncos for most points scored, but their defense was a complete different story. They allowed 29.9 PPG which was just above the Vikings' 30.0 points allowed for worst in the NFL.

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And obviously that's where "Iron Mike" sees the Bears bolstering their roster during the offseason.

"Their offense is fine; they have all the tools," Ditka said in a Four Downs segment for the Chicago Sun-Times. "They need help on defense. Everyone saw how good the 49ers’ and the Seahawks’ defenses played. Denver got by with their offense most of the season, but when it came time for the defense to show up, they didn’t. You have to play defense to win in this league.

"How quickly the Bears turn it around will depend on how they draft. It’s not like they need to fix a million things; they just need a couple. They have to get the right people in the right places. I think they need help in the secondary more than anywhere else."

The Bears should be able to secure an elite defensive player with the 14th overall selection in the NFL Draft should they go that route.