Johnny Knox-Toast of the Town

Open any Chicago paper today and you’ll be inundated by stories about rookie receiver Johnny Knox.  Who he is, where he’s from, all the vitals.

Great to see this, and I hope he can continue to be a threat.  My small thought for today-it’s amazing he’s actually in there and being allowed to do this.  Most Bears regimes would have Knox on the bench and have Rashied Davis out there dropping passes because he’s a veteran.

Knox hasn’t had the dropsies for sure-but if he did I’d much rather see the rookie dropping passes to get experience than the guy who we already know drops passes.

6 Responses to “Johnny Knox-Toast of the Town”

  1. Well, get back in to drug rehab.

    On topic: How long until we see Johnny Knox jerseys lining the racks? I just hope he doesn’t read the papers much or take in too much media, and just keeps on playing his game without all this big city stuff getting into his head. But yeah, looks like a surprise superstar in the making, and I’m glad to see the coaching staff allowing it to happen.

  2. Johnny Knox has all of the skills to be a GREAT slot receiver. Fron the Steelers game I would even say he could be a Berrian-like speed receiver.
    The kid is from a small division II school and exudes humility so I do not see him reading headlines and becoming a prima donna.

    Of course, I do believe that when Jay Cutler is on point and producing well he makes all the receivers around him better.
    Jeez, he made Kellen Davis look like Tony Gonzales for the love of Ditka.

    I look for this offense to really get their act together just in time to make a run late in the season.

    GO BEARS!!!!!

  3. Yeah that was funny, wasn’t it Jeff….I deleted Drug Rehab’s spam comment. Writing about the Cubs winning the world series, yes, he needs help as we could relate.

  4. One has to wonder, if Knox keeps making progress throughout the season, would he be elevated over Earl Bennett? Something to consider… Roy you could answer this for me, but the last time a Rookie WR was starting for the Bears, it was Curtis Conway right?

  5. Come to think of it. Even if Knox only catches about half of what is thrown to him it would still be a good thing.
    1) He would stretch the field opening underneath stuff for the tight ends and possession receivers
    2) Opposing defenses would have to respect the deep ball and pull back from the line of scrimmage opening up some running lanes.

    This is a good situation.
    Remember the 1985 team? Willie Gault did not have exceptional hands BUT HE DID HAVE EXCEPTIONAL SPEED and SPEED kills.

    Knox is REALLY FAST. Like I said, even if he only catches half of what is thrown his way he will open up so much of the possession receiving and rushing attack it will be ridiculous.

  6. I actually went to the Cubs/Brewers game in Milwaukee last night–free tickets. But yeah Roy, it’s been an excruciating baseball season. But I am confident that the Bears will not make it a “long” football season for us. I think they will beat Seattle, and head 2-1 into a softer part of their schedule.

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