Larry Mayer from the official site writes an interesting little piece–I love hearing inside information in retrospect–about how the Tennessee Titans were set to draft Devin Hester in 2006 but decided at the last second to take RB LenDale White instead. Thank God they did, and it looks like they wound up with a bust. I don’t know if Larry has an editor to blame, but I don’t get the headline “Bears narrowly lost Hester to Titans.” They didn’t lose him, did they?
In other Bears news:
According to Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune, tonight (June 1) ESPN’s Sportscenter will feature a piece on Rex Grossman as one of the quarterbacks in a make-or-break season. It certainly is make-or-break for the Bears and Grossman, as if he fails Chicago will need to start Brian Griese in 2008 while they yet again draft the next quarterback of the future. If “Bad Rex” pilots the offense more than “Good Rex” in ’07, the team will also waste what may be the last year of a wide-open window to go to the Super Bowl: a window that may start closing fast after ’07 with many contracts being up.
If you feel like getting a kick on Father’s Day, according to the Sun-Times, Soldier Field will be hosting Dads and allowing them a chance to kick field goals.