Archive for July, 2012

Jerry Angelo’s 10th Worst Acquisition

Brandon Meriweather-S-Free Agent 2011: I lauded this pickup when it happened. Meriweather was the New England Patriots’ first-round draft pick in the 2007 draft and a former Pro Bowler. But Meriweather was also known to be undisciplined and reckless on and off the field. Angelo snatched up Meriweather and gave him a lucrative one-year contract […]

Jerry Angelo’s 11th Best Non-Draft Acquisition

Adam Podlesh-Punter-Free Agent 2011: Chicago’s previous punter Brad Maynard had a successful ten-year run with the Bears after he was signed away from the New York Giants prior to the 2001 season. Maynard provided precision pinning of opponents inside their 20 yard line, if not big leg strength. But as of 2011 it was clear […]

Rounding out Jerry Angelo

Hard to believe as of today, only 13 more business days remain until the Bears open training camp! As I’ve been lamenting to many who have asked me the last several weeks, of course I love when football season starts. But I love Summer as well, and when football starts we know it’s a short […]

Jerry Angelo’s Worst Draft Pick

Cedric Benson-RB-Texas-Round 1 2005: With the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft, the Bears selected Cedric Benson. My personal favorite pre-draft line about Benson was that he was built like (former Saint and Dolphin) Ricky Williams, but wasn’t as good and had more potential for problems. And the pundits were right. Benson was in […]