One of the many witty anecdotes Jerry Angelo came up with when he arrived in Chicago, to espouse during his swaying press conferences was “we draft players with better floors that ceilings.” Presumably in Jerry-speak that meant that Angelo would pick a player that is less likely to fail over one with a higher upside but also a high risk factor.
Another one of the tiles in Jerry’s floor fell out yesterday when the Bears cut receiver Mark Bradley, Angelo’s 2005 second-round pick.
2005 Round 1: RB Cedric Benson, complete bustout
2005 Round 2: WR Mark Bradley, cut
2006 Round 2 (top tick) S Danieal Manning, can’t play his way onto the field
2007 Round 2: DE Dan Bazuin, cut, no interest from any other NFL team
2007 Round 3: LB Mike Okwo, cut, no interest from any other NFL team
Angelo better be very careful, or this could turn into a bonafide Wanny-like, franchise killing run of drafts.
Oh wait. The Bears organization holds onto coaches and personnel people forever despite their performance. Angelo and Smith are signed through 2011 I believe. They’re OK, nothing to worry about Bear fans.