John Tait, Mike Brown Goners

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears right tackle John Tait will retire prior to the 2009 season.  This means the Bears will need more urgently to draft another tackle.  Not that they shouldn’t have anyway, with Tait nearing the end of his career.  Biggs states that it “meshes with Jerry Angelo’s philosophy of building through the line.”  Not sure what that means: in 7 drafts with the Bears, Angelo has only drafted linemen in the first three rounds 3 or 4 times.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure reports that the Bears have officially told Mike Brown he will not be returning to the team.  Brown will be missed, by no fan more than this one, but it’s not like he made a positive impact at any time since 2005 and 2006, when he missed significant games.  As if the Bears didn’t already need one safety badly, now they need two.

4 Responses to “John Tait, Mike Brown Goners”

  1. big mistake to give up on brown

  2. I thought it was funny when in the Chicago Sun-Times the other day they said that if in fact the Bears spend their first round pick on another tackle it would be like when they drafted Keith Van Horne and Jimbo Covert to man the tackle spots in the 80′s. Very doubtfall it would be like that…..

  3. Mike Brown seems to me to be like the Kerry Wood of the Bears. A good guy who unfortunately was injured a lot.

  4. That sucks about Brown. Completely agree with the Kerry Woods statement. I hope their next choice is better.

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