TICE SETS HIS O-LINE…REALLY?
Apparently Roberto Garza’s leadership and performance at the center position, couple with Lance Louis taking strides at right guard, has caused Mike Tice to anoint Webb-Williams-Garza-Louis-Carimi as his starting offensive line. That is, of course, unless they falter. Another word for falter? Stink. The line has performed well early in camp, especially in the run department, but I don’t believe the front office brought Chris Spencer in here to ride the pine and I also don’t believe in a magical turnaround for Chris Williams. I see one more change coming.
A FINAL NOTE ON HAYDEN, TATUPU
If you follow DaBearsBlog on Twitter (@dabearsblog) you’d know I’m quite obsessed on a moment-to-moment basis with the availability of both Kelvin Hayden and Lofa Tatupu. Hayden would immediately become the starter opposite Peanut and allow the Bears to use Bowman, Jennings for depth at the corner position. He has half a career’s worth experience playing in the exact same system. Tatupu would not just battle and beat Nick Roach for the starting linebacker spot but also provide the Bears with their first true backup to Brian Urlacher since Urlacher lit the city ablaze with his raw skills a decade ago. This means do not even seem interesting to me. They seem obvious. And a championship club makes them.