Source: Bears Sighting WR Edwards; Kreutz Leaving?

Going all in for Jay Cutler?

They already picked up one controversial wideout this free agency – the disgruntled Roy Williams.

Now, the Bears are seeking to sign another tall target for Jay Cutler, albeit, a tall target with a tarnished reputation.

Clearly, the front office of the Monsters of the Midway is attempting to turn other teams’ trash into treasure.

Marion Barber and Amobi Okoye were the recent acquisitions to fit the aforementioned plan.

While the biggest transformation of all could be next, the Bears are forgetting one of their own.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for us bringing in another weapon for Cutler.  Yet, despite being (Edwards) a tremendously gifted athlete, he is more known for his drops than touchdown receptions.  However, his intriguing combination of size, strength and leaping ability makes you want to jump on the opportunity to add him to the mix.  Tempting.

Not that brings me to my next point: what about the offensive line?  You know, the guys who are going to protect the quarterback to give him time to throw to the new receivers.

At this moment, Olin Kreutz and the Bears are not seeing eye to eye.  Potentially, we could be losing the longest-tenured Bear over $500K.  Are we willing to sacrifice our only center this decade because we rather spend money on another receiver similar to Williams?

Which begs the question: why are we going after receivers, when the No. 1 problem could get worse?  I can’t imagine our line, as bad as it is, without Kreutz in the middle.  How much does our air attack improve with Braylon?  Not nearly as much as our line would decline minus Olin.


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7 Responses to “Source: Bears Sighting WR Edwards; Kreutz Leaving?”

  1. Kurt says:

    You WAYYY overrate Olin.

    He should have been gone years ago.

    He’s undersized in today’s game, gets pushed around, and is well past his prime.

    Cutler can’t even be put in the shotgun because of him.

    He’s not worth the 3 million the Bears supposedly offered him originally.

    Just because he’s good for the media doesn’t make him good for the bears.

    This O-line has been bad for years….and he’s a big part of the reason why that’s been the case.

    Kurt

  2. Russ Loede says:

    I thought about Olin and overrated meshing together in the same sentence.

    No can do.

    Not only is he a viable option at center, but he’s a leader on the line.

    Ask yourself this: who do we replace him with?

    You take away Kreutz from the offensive line, our only reliable lineman – that’s a nondescript group I don’t want to see protecting our most important player at the most important position in football.

    Investing a bit more in Olin keeps our investment a bit more upright.

    • bob says:

      Big Kruetz fan. He was long time stud for us but he is gonna have to go at some time. Biggest prob right now is no one to replace him with. We need a one year deal with him to search for replacement.
      His experience with calls on the line are much needed especially with youngsters. Rookie tackle and secong year tackle and dumpy Chris williams,only other vet is Garza. I do have to agree that past his prime and undersized but needed at least for one more year. Locker room presence goes a long way. Why didnt we go after Harvey Dahl,Carl Nicks or other stud Guard. I wold be a lot more comfortable losing Kruetz if we added some other interior guys.

  3. Russ Loede says:

    Plus, you know Olin would fight for you and always have your back. Fierce competitor who brought toughness to the team. Played with a mean streak and would give you non-stop intensity. Going to be missed.

  4. Jay razen says:

    IVE READ THAT CUTLER AND BRAYLON HAVE BEEN TALKING AND TEXTING. WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT FIT. NOT THAT BRAYLON EDWARDS IS GREAT BUT CUTLER WOULD PUT HIM IN THE BEST POSITION TO MAKE PLAYS

  5. Russ Loede says:

    Ruben Brown was our last stud guard. I can’t remember the last time we had a young top talent on the line.

  6. Beef says:

    Olin was indeed past his prime, but was still viable at a key position that the bears will have a hard time finding adequate replacement for this season. Olin was the leader on the o-line and recently, by most accounts, had a tremendous offseason where he was able to get all of his strength back because he didn’t have to rehab from an injury. Let your o-line leader and a tough as nails guy who was poised to have a strong bounce back season walk away? Dumb move Bears. Have fun trying to replace his locker room presence as well. terrible move letting Olin walk.

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