Eddie Jackson: We plan on taking this whole thing

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The Bears took a step last season when they went 12-4 and won the NFC North. They apparently plan to take more than one step this season.

Bears safety Eddie Jackson is embracing the expectations, unafraid of saying “it” out loud. “It,” of course, is the Super Bowl.

Cody Parkey’s game-winning field-goal attempt hit the goal post and then the cross bar, leaving the Bears on the short end of a 16-15 divisional-round game against the Eagles to end last season. The Bears are among the favorites to end this season in Miami.

Jackson, motivated by how last season ended, likes his team’s chances this season.

“Everything — how short, and how far, we came,” Jackson said when asked what will keep him motivated the next few weeks, via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times. “From the losing record to the winning record. How short we came, with the first-round playoff game with the field goal. Right now, we just want to build off everything and let that be the fuel to our fire. We plan on taking this whole thing.”

The Bears haven’t made the conference championship game since 2010, and their last Super Bowl appearance came in 2006. These Bears have the “vibe,” though.

“The vibe is there,” Jackson said. “That will always be there. That’s not changing. You come in and you see everybody on one page, and [they] want to get things done and want to win. That will always be a great vibe.”

15 responses to “Eddie Jackson: We plan on taking this whole thing

  1. Lotta people are gonna deride Jackson for aiming high… “Oh but they had a last place schedule,” “Trubisky can’t win,” “Pagano ain’t Fangio…” Well, I for one would be concerned if a player came out and said that the goal was to suffer a serious fall off or to be mediocre. Jackson’s proven his value on the field and has earned the right to dream big. As for the Bears as a whole, barring serious injuries and with some lucky bounces (pun intended), they should be primed for Super Bowl contention.

  2. EArth to Eddie Jackson jackson, we all plan on taking this thing, as in every fan of every team is hopeful that they have a chance. That’s what the magic of the beginning of the season is about. 😉

  3. Eddie Jackson is hands down the the best safety in the league. They really are something special. Even after all my completely wrong and false predictions I have finally come to realize that Trubisky is going to be great. After watching him shred our poor Lions secondary with Anthony Miller I am now a believer. I am not looking forward to having the Bears sweep us again this season.

  4. The Bears are grossly underrated, Ha-Ha is paired with the best safety in football in Eddie Jackson. The Bears will mostly likely win the division again in a close finish against the Vikings while the Packers figure out how to let Rodgers run the team to keep his diva butt happy and the Lions will continue on their failed rebuild with this terrible staff running the show trying mimic the Patriots with some crazy monkey see, monkey do pipe dream!

  5. Eddie Jackson is hands down the the best safety in the league. They really are something special. Even after all my completely wrong and false predictions I have finally come to realize that Trubisky is going to be great. After watching him shred our poor Lions secondary with Anthony Miller I am now a believer. I am not looking forward to having the Bears sweep us again this season and the next two seasons.

  6. Hey, Jackson, the Bears were very lucky last year in having a last-place schedule and minimal injuries, and facing a Vikings squad with a devastated O-line. Plus, you have Trubiscuit as your QB. So, in 2019, the Bears will do no better than 2nd in the NFCN.

  7. I was at both those games mentioned and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcomes.

    bears are good, but we’ll see if they have what it takes. If HaHa Clinton-Dix is starting at safety then I guarantee you they will not have what it takes. Wouldn’t surprise me if he gets cut. He wasn’t good enough for GB and they had no safeties. He wasn’t good enough for the Redskins.

  8. Liberalsruineverything says:
    June 17, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Fangio was the best coach on that staff. He’s gone. Good luck.

    ______________

    I like your handle, but your incorrect about your false assumption concerning Bears coaches. Just because you want to believe something doesn’t mean your opinion is right and you should know this…i.e. Liberal thought process.

    Fangio was on the team for three years prior and definitely improved the defense, but not until Nagy arrived the Bears couldn’t compete. Nagy is far and away the reason the Bears were successful last year. Fangio is a great defensive coordinator, but he’s no HC.

  9. Wait until you get a load of your “all world safety” running around back there with HHCD.
    Back to earth.

  10. No way, they better turn this thing around and hit a 4-12 mark. My Raiders need them to give us a top-5 first-rounder, because we’re gonna go about 9-7 this season I think.

  11. So from all player quotes that I read it’s gonna be the Chargers against the Bears in the Super Bowl and both teams will win.

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