The question has been posed here why hasn't Jamar Williams taken over for Hunter Hillenmeyer if Jamar is so good. Well this you may get a chance to see that. I'm speculating on some clever wording by Head Coach Lovie Smith in his recent interview on chicagobears.com.
Do you see promising young linebackers Jamar Williams and Michael Okwo challenging Hunter Hillenmeyer for the starting strongside position in training camp?
We’re very pleased with Hunter. He’s a veteran who’s been around here, going through all the offseason workouts and looking good doing it. But in the same sense, Jamar Williams and Michael Okwo are good players. They have a lot of talent. They’ve made a lot of progress. I don’t think Michael has missed a day the entire offseason and Jamar has been here just about the entire time too. I like all three of the players, but we’re not disappointed in Hunter at all. I’m still going to say that we’re starting over. We haven’t handed out any positions. Everyone who plans on starting is going to have to earn it, and if you have competition you’re going to have to beat out the competition
I think we will all be excited as well this year to see Okwo play, and we all appreciate Hunter, but I think we will fall in love with the play making abilities of Jamar. The guy has great instincts and has a knack of being around the ball all the time.Could there be a new LB starting in Chicago?