Thursday, April 02, 2009

Da' Bears Win Big

The Bears not only get Cutler, but they also get Orlando Pace, the former left tackle from the Rams. The Cutler deal cost the Bears two (2009, 2010) 1st round picks, a 3rd round pick, AND Kyle Orton. That's a lot to give up, but I think that the Bears made a good deal, although the price was steep. They get a strong arm QB who can actually stretch the field. They have a decent defense that should be energized from this deal and they have a good special teams unit. This is going to put the Bears back on the map. Now if they can only add a little more depth on their offensive line, the Bears look like the team to beat in the NFC North. Now, what happens to Rex Grossman? Why is he still on the roster?


Did Jerry Angelo just save his job? Are the Bears the team to beat in the NFC North? Does getting Orlando Pace make them stronger on the offensive line?

3 comments:

NYSTOM said...

This was a better deal for Denver than it was for Chicago. Yes, Cutler is a better QB than Orton, but a lot of that is just the systems they've played in. And if you look at their QB ratings from 2008, they were nearly identical.

Now Orton has more weapons (assuming Marshall doesn't lose too much time), and who is Cutler going to throw to? Devin Hester? Earl Bennett? Rashied Davis? All serviceable WRs, but not a WR1 in the bunch. This almost guarantees that the Bears take a wideout or two in the draft; if they don't, they should.

One last thing: If McDaniels still manages to procure Cassel from Kansas City (which would work, because they've got Thiggy), who is the starter in Denver? Cassel or Orton? I say Cassel.

South Loop Social Light said...

Everyone was freaking out over this new QB. I'm not familiar with him but I know all of my guy friends are taking shots to celebrate this tonight! lol...

Inquisitive Mind said...

The Bears will definitely need an upgrade in the WR corp, but this is a big step. A step the Bears HAD to make.