Olsen on the Block?

From Jerry Angelo checking boxes and backing out of trades, to Ted Phillips angrily denying his organization is in disarray, to today’s item, nothing ever seems to go normally for the Chicago Bears.

After Mike Martz was hired as offensive coordinator prior to the 2010 season, the immediate observation was that because his offense has never featured the tight end, 2007 first-round pick Greg Olsen would be on the trading block.  And rumor had it he was on the block prior to the season, but the price was never right to move him.

Olsen responded with a strong 2010 as far as tight ends go in Martz’ system.  His reward?  Apparently he’s again on the trading block.

But in typical Bears fashion, there is controversy.  Apparently agent Drew Rosenhaus emailed the entire league announcing Olsen’s availability with the Bears asking for only “reasonable compensation.”  Rosenhaus then wrote back shortly saying “forget what I said about Olsen.”

So much for any leverage the Bears had.  Now I certainly hope they don’t unload Olsen for nothing.  But nothing surprises me.

3 Responses to “Olsen on the Block?”

  1. We love to hate the agents. Rosenhaus was probably talking about some Olsen on a soccer team in Ghana instead of our Olsen on the Bears!

  2. Do not want to see Olsen go, have liked him since day one. I thought he had a good year in Martz’s system. Plus, chances are we’ll have a new O-coordinator in 2 years – what if they have a tight-end friendly system? :)

  3. “T-Off” on July 28th, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    THE CHICAGO BEARS HAVE GOT TO BE THE CHEAPEST ORGAINIZATION IN THE NFL—WHAT THE F%&* ARE THEY THINKING GETTING RID OF GREG OLSEN..FOR GOD’S SAKE, WHAT ARE THEY THINKING —JERRY THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS ARE IN YOUR DIVISION—THE MACASKY’S SHOULD JUST SEEL THE BEARS TO AN OWNER WHO IS SERIOUS ABOUT WINNING. THESE MOVES (OR LACK THEREOF) ARE INSULTING TO THE MOST LOYAL FANBASE IN THE NFL. THE ENRIRE FRONT OFFICE OF THE BEARS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. STOP BEING SO STINGY AND SPEND THE MONEY REQUIRED TO MAKE THIS TEAM COMPETETIVE.

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