Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Why, I've never been so insulted in my life!

Well, it's early yet. The title is probably how a number of incumbent Bears' starters are feeling right now, and the response is about what the Chicago media is telling them. The Trib laid out some of the key issues today facing the Bears as they break camp, and the issues looked a lot like the ones we mentioned yesterday. It's not bragging; the issues are fairly obvious. Whether your name is Cedric Benson, Rex Grossman, or Mark Bradley, the Chicago media wants to know when you're going to be unseated. Look, either this is a Super Bowl contender because Benson, Grossman and the other guys the coaching staff is entrusting with this offense are difference makers, or this is a team with a lot of holes and question marks. The one question that makes sense is asking which wide out is really ready to start. The coaches seem to have high expectations for Bradley, Berrian and Davis. Whoever steps up should win the job. But the coaches have made it clear they believe that Grossman and Benson give the team the best chance to make it to the next level. If they play poorly enough, or miss enough time with injury, that the coaches feel compelled to insert Griese and Jones in the line-up, that's a bad sign. It means the team is not as good as the coaches believe it could be. Why is anyone rooting for that scenario?


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