Chicago Bears one of three finalists for HBO Hard Knocks

Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen

It was revealed today that the Chicago Bears are one of three finalists, along with the Steelers and Giants, to be the team featured on HBO Hard Knocks

The Chicago Bears have done a lot to improve the team heading towards the 2014-15 season. The additions of Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, and most recently Jared Allen will help an abysmal defense. The signing of Allen will also put Chicago head and shoulders above the other eligible teams for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ series.

Allen, tight end Martellus Bennett, and head coach Marc Trestman may be three of the most unique and entertaining people in the NFL. What better way to showcase three phases of a team than with a slightly off defensive end, an enlightening offensive weapon, and the “nerdy” head coach in a macho sport. Those are just the three of the better known personalities from last season. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall, offensive lineman Kyle Long, linebacker Lance Briggs, and quarterback Jay Cutler have been the subject of talk based on their characteristics. [Read more…]