Catching up on a plethora of Bears news.
On Monday the Bears released veteran OT Orlando Pace. Nice knowing you Orlando, but I kind of which this move came in the middle of the 2009 season instead of now.
Neal Hayes writes that there is buzz around the NFL that Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall will be in a Bears uniform by training camp. Sure, I’d love to see Marshall on the Bears. But tell me, exactly what in the hell do the Bears have left in trade value? Next year’s #1 and 2 or 3? Are we ever going to have picks in round 1-2 again? Then again, with Jerry Angelo picking, maybe we would be better off if that happened.
And, to complete the trifecta, now Greg Olsen is rumbling that he wants a trade because Mike Martz’ offense does not require a TE with Olsen’s skills. In my opinion, trading Olsen would be stupid because I don’t think anyone would give more than a 3rd rounder for him. Angelo’s top picks have already failed from 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006, so let’s not give our 2007 first-rounder away. Chances are after 2010 Angelo, Smith and Martz will be gone anyway, so why not keep him around? Oh, wait, because Angelo, Smith and Martz are probably willing to throw away the future for the sake of their jobs in 2010.