Kyle Orton: An Upgrade?

Whew. Aside from the NFL’s latest boating scandal, there isn’t much going on with the Bears at the present juncture. I had nothing, but thankfully Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times has bailed me out. Saw him on television at the Bears Care Gala, and he probably got a few tidbits to use for his blog while the getting is tough in May.

Yesterday, Biggs posted that Kyle Orton believes the Bears have upgraded at the receiver position, despite losing Muhsin Muhammad and Bernard Berrian. Hm.

He also states he’s never been more excited to go into a season. Of course he hasn’t, given he’s going into this season with the best chance to be the bona fide starter in his career. If he plays the way he did in 2007′s final two games, I’m all for it.

6 Responses to “Kyle Orton: An Upgrade?”

  1. Well it looks like they added guys that can hang on to a football which seemed to be a big problem last year. Only time will tell.

  2. Losing Muhsin Muhammad in itself is an upgrade to the receiving corps.

  3. Can the new receivers run faster than me, catch the ball, and get open? If so, they are all better than Muhammand…

  4. Losing both Berrian and Muhammed is definitely an upgrade. Muhammed was a free agent bust. Berrian dropped so many sure touchdown passes. If the Vikings want to pay Berrian 42.6 Mil that’s their thing.

  5. Jonathan Hoffman on May 13th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Berrian and Moose may have been dropping passes, but the fact of the matter is that they were two of the best receivers we’ve had lately. Hester is new to the offense, for a while he was purely a returner. So to say that Moose and BB were busts is like saying that it’s the receivers faults we sucked, not dysRexia’s. I do feel like we needed a new offense, but I think that if we got a consistent quarterback, then defenses would play the pass a little more often which would open the run game up. Maybe it’s for the best they left, but thank goodness we got Booker back. At least we have someone Orton can throw to. I just have one question. Why the heck didn’t we take Henne in the draft? QB is the most obvious problem position. I know he’s untested, but he’s better than Kyle Orton.

  6. Johnathan I dont think Henne would be an upgrade for the 2008 year. I dont know your formula on determaning that a Rookie that has yet step on the field is better that a guy with a 12-6 record.

    As for the WRs, well it might not be an upgrade as far as the play ability gos but it sure is a huge upgrade in the attitude department.

    Brad Biggs is the best!

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