Wow, what a slow time of the year. Dead. Thus two posts in two weeks from your Chicago Bears “Daily” Blog.
Brad Biggs in his Chicago Bears Blog at www.suntimes.com seems to be trickling in news as fas as anyone these days. Recent posts in his blog include updates on the Bears-49ers tampering investigation, and the news that of all the offensive tackles in this year’s draft, Chicago may be most interested in Gosder Cherilus of Boston College.
Cherilus is expected to be taken late in the first round, so if this is the case we can only hope that Jerry Angelo won’t use the “Garrett Wolfe justification” if they are able to trade down and still get this tackle if he’s their man. Need a refresher? Last year the Bears took Wolfe in the third round even though many scouts had Wolfe lasting until the sixth. The Bears were also questioned when they took Danieal Manning and Devin Hester in the second round in 2006, but in those cases it was reported that other teams would have snatched those two up shortly after the Bears’ selections.
Wolfe? Not likely. Angelo’s Wolfe justification was that if a team is certain that player will help their team, it’s OK to take them much sooner than they would normally have been picked. So the Bears took Wolfe possibly three rounds sooner than he probably would have gone. And frankly, he didn’t help the Bears.
And I want Wolfe to help them, I’m a big fan and hope it works out for the little guy.