Dan Hampton: Bears could win 10 games in 2015

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Hall of Famer Dan Hampton didn’t have a whole lot of nice things to say about the Bears last season.

You’ll recall him saying the Bears have “a heart the size of a gnat.” Or him saying Marc Trestman runs the team like a daycare, handing out juice boxes. Or him calling for Phil Emery’s job.

But the 2015 Dan Hampton is somewhat optimistic about their chances.

Hampton told “Kap & Haugh” that the Bears could win 10 games this year.

“I can see them going 1-2 starting the season out,” Hampton told the Comcast SportsNet Chicago hosts. “After that, they’re pretty much on equal footing with every team they play…. There’s gonna be a lot of surprise teams. I’m not worried about Minnesota or scared of Detroit. … There’s about five elite teams in the NFL and at some point we need to be able to compete with all the other ones. When will that happen? Late September? October? I don’t know, but I can see this team maybe finding a way to win 10 games. Who knows? Stranger things have happened. The Indianapolis Colts, they have reinvigorated themselves and they’ll be a team to reckon with. They’re doing it with a great quarterback and great defensive schemes and a lot of things can happen.”

The Bears rank last or near last in most divisional projections and early power rankings.

Chicago opens the regular season Sept. 13 at home against the Green Bay Packers.

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