Chris Williams more critical than eve...

Chris Williams more critical than ever for Chicago Bears

There are 68 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 18, 2009, titled Chris Williams more critical than ever for Chicago Bears. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Before Frank Omiyale's second practice as a Bear, coach Lovie Smith elevated him to the first team at right tackle opposite Chris Williams on the left side.

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David

United States

#1 Mar 18, 2009
Unless there's something in the works to get O-line help via free agency, it looks like we're going O-line in the first round. Levi Jones sounds good. O-line doesn't sound sexy but we need to win the battle in the trenches b/4 we can even talk about KO or WR development.
Tired of the Idiots

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 18, 2009
I think the over/under on number of games before he's injured in 3 -- in the pre-season!
USMC Bears Fan

El Cajon, CA

#3 Mar 18, 2009
"Exhaust every possible avenue" to get Cutler, and this team will go right down the tank. Believe it or not, Cutler is not a magician that can teleport to catch his own passes. He's an above average QB that has a good enough arm to hit Hester in stride. But it won't matter if he gets sacked faster than Rex could trip over his own feet. Last season or even the season before when depth wasn't a question, a trade would make sense, but not now.

Since this "Super Bowl Window" theory is embraced, it will slam shut if they have to trade the amount of players the Broncos will demand for him. Everyone thinks it's as easy as Orton and Urlacher for Cutler. The Bears might as well throw Peter Pan in the deal as well since that will only happen in Fantasy Land, where Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith seem to have taken residence.
Keith

Plano, IL

#4 Mar 18, 2009
Jerry Angelos plan worked out just as he planned it with his scouts.
On the first day of free agency Angelo signed his new starting Tackle Omiyale,that was his plan from the get go and Bear fans nor g.m David Haugh for the last three weeks did not realize it because Omiyale is not a famous name. But think back a few years ago when Angelo signed Garza, that decision has been successful. And look Angelo said it immediately that Omiyale was behind Jordan Gross pretty hard fixture to move. So just maybe Angelo did know what he was doing from the start of free agency. Many football analysts from major magazines have said some positive things about Omiyale. And just maybe this will give Angelo the opportunity to draft that superstar wideout or maybe a great safety in the first round and a great backup tackle in the 2nd. If anything lets hope Angelo concentrates now on resigning our leader Mike Brown, and have Mike maybe train Patrick Chung.
johnny Utah

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Mar 18, 2009
for those who think lightning will strike twice for the bears because of the front office inactivity are gravely mistaken.if the bears are ever going to serious contenders this front office is going to have to take a page out of the patriots giants etc if they are ever going to be an elite team. The difference between the colts and us angelo is that they have manning and we don't.
Jerry

Muscle Shoals, AL

#7 Mar 18, 2009
So much for the cool wide receiver. We're back to OT first round and receiver second. Remember Johnny Knox.
DozenDeuce

Gurnee, IL

#8 Mar 18, 2009
C'mon man its Gosder Cherilus, not Gordon and unfortunately Kreutz has been consistant over the last 2 1/2 seasons, consistantly bad that is. While he's a leader in the locker room and has an excellent mind for the game, Kreutz' body just can't do anymore what his mind is telling it. Say what you will but he's been living off his rep for the last 3 seasons and the rest of the league knows it. That's why the Williams Wall up in Minnesota made such a stink last time Kreutz went to the Pro Bowl, they were beating him regularly but he was still making it to Hawaii.

The guy's bad at shotgun snaps, has been missing snap counts, can't get any push on running plays and regularly gets blown in the backfield on short yardage/goal line plays. To make things worse, Olin's saving grace for being undersized was that he was a great blocker while pulling and setting up screens, but the past couple seasons he's completely missing defenders in the open field. While I think he's a great guy, he's now a liability on the field. This is why the Bears are trying to get bigger & stronger around him, so he isn't exposed as much. That and they've had alot on their plates with concerns at O-Tackle, not that they've made it easy on themselves.
distressed

Chicago, IL

#9 Mar 18, 2009
Too many IF's. It's always that way with the Bears. IF this, IF that. If Orton can throw, if Bennett can catch, if Williams can block, if Anderson can sack, if Vasher can cover, etc, etc, etc. That's what happens to a team when a loser like Mikey McCaskey calls the shots. Mr. Halas, I feel so sad for you. Your hard work, your accomplishments, your legacy, all flushed down the toilet. I know this isn't what you had in mind. Too bad for you, too bad for us.
Wooly Bully

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Mar 19, 2009
Okie Dokie then.......

Let's see what the King Of The Mish Mosh Roster (the laughable Jerry Angelo) has put together for his tried and true Bears fans: a starting left tackle with a bad back and short arms; a starting right tackle that has never played right tackle; a center on the slippery downside of his career; no starting-caliber wideouts; and a second-string quarterback leading the charge.

I wuld say that Jeryy, Lovie Dovie and Ted Philips have these guys headed right back to the Super Bowl this year.

Seriously - this has got to be the worst managed organization since the Dooley/Gibron days. Why wold anybody actually spend the time or money to see these clowns?
Shields Up Captain

Glen Ellyn, IL

#11 Mar 19, 2009
This is a bad sign. The article is about whether Chris Williams can play and the picture they have is of Mark Anderson getting around him. Good luck with Jared Allen then.

I hope Chris Williams is extremely successful because honestly the season depends on it. The Bears could be 500 with a good line, but if the line tanks it's 3-13.
BearsFan2

Bradenton, FL

#12 Mar 19, 2009
Hey Bear fans, the first time Williams misses a block, let's boo him. No matter what good he did before he missed the block, let's still boo him.

And lets boo anybody else who messes up a play. Doesn't matter if they are going to be in the Hall-of-Fame one day, lets still boo 'em.

Booing the players who make a mistake is fun, and places the player on the same level as me when I have to deal with my mean boss who under pays and yells at me while he goes to the bank on my back all the time.

Rotten, spoiled rich people. It's not fair.

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Since: Oct 08

Dane, WI

#13 Mar 19, 2009
Boy you all think the season is lost already, No I'm not happy with what J.A's doing but lets face it these guys played Pretty good college football and alot of guy are getting older in the NFL so young guys can take over with there power over time in the league!
Da Bearss

United States

#14 Mar 19, 2009
So OL has replaced WR as top draft need. Gee, too bad we couldn't have addressed the WR need in, oh I don't know, FREE AGENCY?! Ever hear of it, Jerry? It's where elite teams go to get better without having to spend draft picks. You oughta try it sometime. We're doomed.
Jeff

Casa Grande, AZ

#15 Mar 19, 2009
Wait till next year.
Jeff

Casa Grande, AZ

#16 Mar 19, 2009
BearsFan2 wrote:
Hey Bear fans, the first time Williams misses a block, let's boo him. No matter what good he did before he missed the block, let's still boo him.
And lets boo anybody else who messes up a play. Doesn't matter if they are going to be in the Hall-of-Fame one day, lets still boo 'em.
Booing the players who make a mistake is fun, and places the player on the same level as me when I have to deal with my mean boss who under pays and yells at me while he goes to the bank on my back all the time.
Rotten, spoiled rich people. It's not fair.
THIS COMMENT BROUGHT TO YOU BUY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE GREATER CHICAGOLAND AREA.
Hall of Fame???? Who's that? lol
Hebs

Sumter, SC

#17 Mar 19, 2009
I just went to Cosco for a family sized container of wetwipes... I hope I have enough for you guys. sheesh... You guys whine more than those lil rich brats on that Sweet 16 show. There's 37 days til the draft. There's over 5 months til the first game. There are still FA tackles and WR's available. (Heck, Holt is still out there which tells me there isn't that big of a market for him. The Vikings have been screaming for another WR, yet they haven't gone after Holt.) There will be more FA's after the draft. Not to mention we don't have a clue who we will get in the draft. You all sound like Lion's fans. Perhaps it's time for you to switch colors.
Art

Long Island City, NY

#18 Mar 19, 2009
Not only is Anderson beating Williams in the picture, Williams is slightly holding as well. HA.

Anderson is someone that needs to step up. If we can get Mark Anderson back to where he was as a rookie, it would go a long ways. Rush the QB succcessfully = less time for the secondary to guard NFL receivers = more turnovers and stops on 3rd downs.

I agree with the first commenter (David). Fix the o-line first, then worry about the skill players. Any good offense is going to have a good offensive line. Look back to last year with Arizona, look back 2 years ago with Cleveland, the Bengals a few years back, etc. These are historically god-awful NFL franchises yet they all had explosive offenses, each with great offensive lines, even if for one year.
Alex

Chicago, IL

#19 Mar 19, 2009
Jeff wrote:
Wait till next year.
Hey Jeff

Wait till Angelo the Dope and Lovie the Mope are gone!

The Bears are close, yes close to the bottom of the NFC!
Alex

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 19, 2009
Keith wrote:
Jerry Angelos plan worked out just as he planned it with his scouts.
On the first day of free agency Angelo signed his new starting Tackle Omiyale,that was his plan from the get go and Bear fans nor g.m David Haugh for the last three weeks did not realize it because Omiyale is not a famous name. But think back a few years ago when Angelo signed Garza, that decision has been successful. And look Angelo said it immediately that Omiyale was behind Jordan Gross pretty hard fixture to move. So just maybe Angelo did know what he was doing from the start of free agency. Many football analysts from major magazines have said some positive things about Omiyale. And just maybe this will give Angelo the opportunity to draft that superstar wideout or maybe a great safety in the first round and a great backup tackle in the 2nd. If anything lets hope Angelo concentrates now on resigning our leader Mike Brown, and have Mike maybe train Patrick Chung.
Keith

Garza, Beekman and Kruetz are undersized. Kruetz is above average and going downhill the other two are fair at best. The three of them don't do well against good big D-Lines. Two bigger and better guards would help Kruetz.

Brown has had too many injuries to be signed by any one besides the Bears. Lets hope that Jerry the Dope & Lovie the Mope give him another shot!
Matt

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#21 Mar 19, 2009
It's Gosder Cherilus, not Gordon...dummy.

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