So reports have it that the Dallas Cowboys have released talented but petulant receiver Terrell Owens. The Bears need receivers badly (not just A receiver, mind you), Owens is talented and available, so for days now there will be an avalanche of speculation from Bears fans and the media. One newspaper in Chicago employs a writer that seems not to do much else but write about fantasy scenarios the Bears will never enter, so expect an article shortly from this person.
So please, speculate all you want, talk about how great it would be for the Bears to sign Owens (even though we still don’t know if we have a quarterback for the first time since 1950), because from a football standpoint it would be nice to have a talent of that magnitude. As a fan, I wish it would happen.
But like trading for Jay Cutler, like trying to sign Jason Taylor, like offering to trade Brian Urlacher for Anquan Boldin (did a kid from your elementary school ever trade you their Ho-Ho’s for your rice cake?), this is not going to happen.
As if the Bears have ever dipped their toes in the water for talented but difficult players (they really haven’t), they’re certainly not going to now.
Talk about it, think about it, dream, argue for it, Jerry Angelo’s plan is not going to change. The plan? Play it safe, don’t spend too much money, don’t make any big moves, save the money for your own players when they’re due extensions. That has worked with Tommie Harris, Brian Urlacher, Nathan Vasher, etc., right?