Guess I must have been snoozing in 2005, when Tampa Bay’s Greg White was a Chicago Bear. Apparently the Bears signed him, allocated him to NFL Europe, and he led that league with eight sacks. Now this year, his first as a starter, he’s tearing up Buc opponents with 8.5 sacks and a whopping 7 forced fumbles.
It’s just interesting because in 2005, the Bears were still searching for a second or third pass rusher. In 2004 they had experimented with all kinds of crazy guys, like Alain Kashama and Shurron Pierson, as a second or third DE. Little did they know they were so close to a stud in ’05. That’s just the way things go. Sometimes you find a Devin Hester in the second round, other times you blow the fourth overall pick on a headcase running back, etc.
One more thing. Today Dan Pompei of the Tribune said he voted for Bill Belichick as coach of the year partly because the Pats didn’t have the most talented team in the NFL, but still won 16 games. HUH? The Patriots, in my opinion clearly the most talented team ever fielded anywhere? Dan Pompei, who the hell are you crappin?