Memo to Lovie Smith: End the Frank Omiyale Experiement Now

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Max Kienzler in NFL
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On the very first day of free agency, Chicago Bears' General Manager Jerry Angelo jumped out and signed free agent offensive lineman Frank Omiyale from the Carolina Panthers. At the time, the move was applauded for adding some much needed depth to a line that, at times, was shaky. When training camp started, Coach Lovie Smith made it clear that it was an open competition between Omiyale and incumbent Josh Beekman for the startingáleft guard position. However, despite the fact that Beekman played just as well as Omiyale, if not better through training camp and week one of the preseason, Omiyale was elevated into the starters role in week two of the preseason and has not relinquished the spot since. While one could argue that perhaps Lovie saw something that others didn't, the general conse ...

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