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Angelo: Olsen Will Be a Lot More Involved in 2011

Jerry Angelo is talking about big things for TE Greg Olsen in 2011, stating that he will have a bigger role in the Bears offense. Last season Olsen was 21st in the league in tight end targets.

Bears GM Jerry Angelo claims that tight end Greg Olsen’s role in the offense will grow in his second season under OC Mike Martz. “He’ll be more prominent this year, not that he didn’t have a role last year, Angelo said. “I thought he did a lot of good things, last year. But I think you’ll see a lot more things, more consistently, because of the familiarity that our coaches have with him.”

“He wasn’t, as everyone said, the perfect fit. I know how much talk there was about, ‘Does he have a fit at all?’ We felt good, because of the fact that we know the person, we know how important football is [to him], and he’s got talent, and any good coach or system I’ve been around always finds a way to accentuate to the best players, and I felt we did that.”

“And I expect him to make a big jump as well, next year. No reason to believe he won’t. And I really thought he improved his overall game, particularly his blocking.” We could see Angelo’s contention if there was evidence Olsen’s role grew as last season wore on, but there isn’t. Olsen finished 21st in the league in tight end targets, behind the likes of Kevin Boss, Tony Scheffler, Tony Moeaki, and Jermaine Gresham.

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