This being a less-than-part-time gig for me, no surprise that minutes after my Thursday night post, it was announced that the Bears had traded tight end Greg Olsen.
I understand some of the angst out there of the Bears giving away the most talented tight end they have had since Mike Ditka for a third-round pick. (Remember the Bears’ dearth of talent at the position until Dez Clark’s arrival in 2003-Olsen was undoubtedly the most talented Bear TE since Ditka).
The fact of the matter is, the Bears decided that putting their resources behind Mike Martz’ offense was a better path to victory then bending the system to accommodate Olsen and his receiving-over-blocking skillset. The argument that the Bears screwed up here can certainly be made. But the fact of the matter is, it “is what it is.” I’m actually shocked the Bears were able to get a third-round draft pick for Olsen.
At least fans should be happy that after Olsen’s departure, the Bears indeed signed big-target wide receiver Roy Williams. Now if only he plays like the Detroit Williams and not the player for whom Dallas gave up a king’s ransom. The Lions actually fleeced another team in that one!