Originally Posted by clearwaterms
I don't agree with you entirely. I do agree that the bears offense is bad, but I don't think it's terrible. It's a few players from good actually. With guys like Thomas Jones and Adrian peterson. Bernard Berriman, and Moose. We do need a Tight end, and we NEED a QB. Now maybe Kyle Orton comes into his own over the offseason and becomes our guy. Drew Brees didn't have a great start in SD, Eli didn't have a great start in NY, and if I remember right Payton didn't have a great first year in IND either. To doom Kyle Orton forever isn't fair, to say he isn't our guy RIGHT now is. But like Flinchy said, that is a mute point. Rex isn't 100% leaving us with little options. The defense is good, not perfect, and against a strong offense, like Cincy, Den, IND, or Sea we would be in deep trouble because our offense simply can't keep our defense off the field long enough to recharge. We need to become a clock control offense if we expect to run deep in the playoffs. just rememeber what PIT did last year with a rookie, and what Baltimore did with Brad Johnson although both were better all around teams then we are
The offense is really bad. There is no denying it. Thomas Jones is a servicable back, but we need a back with breakaway speed or a bruiser that can run the ball 35 times a game without breaking down. Peterson is a decent power runner but his speed is terrible and his vision is also lacking.
Our OL is old across the board. It's a miracle they have held up as well as they have. Kruetz is not as good as people make him out to be. They are all servicable but none of them are true stud type players.
Our WR core is terrible. Moose is a good receiver but his hands have been crap this year. Everyone else is a raw kid who has proven nothing in the NFL. They are terrible route runners and never seem to be in synch with the QB.
I don't even want to talk about our TE's. They stink so bad that teams hardly bother to cover them.
Then there is our great QB situation. A rookie or a three year injury prone rookie. Tough call to make.
I think the offense has SOME potential, but I have yet to see them live up to it. They make a play or two here and there but good players make plays all the damn time. We don't have enough play makers on offense. On defense we are loaded with play makers, but on offense we have yeoman type sled dogs. The more I see our offense the more I think drafting Benson was a terrible idea. Even if he is everything we think he is, he is not a play maker but a grinder. We needed a Ronnie Brown or a Cadiallac Williams.