First-Half Reaction: Chicago Bears Are Clueless

Posted: 13th September 2009 by TAB BAMFORD in NFL
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Last year, the Chicago Bears had a quarterback in Kyle Orton who had questionable arm strength. They had limited ability with their receivers to stretch the field, and refused to commit to Greg Olsen as a receiving threat at tight end. So what did the Bears do? They traded Orton to Denver for big-armed quarterback Jay Cutler. The key returning member of the Bears offense in 2009 is running back Matt Forte. Forte averaged nearly 24 touches per game last year, rushing for over 1,200 yards and adding almost 500 as a receiver. He was one of the better, more versatile running backs in the NFC last year. Sunday night starts the Bears 2009 season. They have fully committed to Olsen as their starting tight end, but did little to upgrade a weak receiving group in the off-season. The ...

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