So, you run a business. It's a conglomeration and is branched out into many venues. Last year you needed a new tractor/trailer so you went out and got yourself a good one. Unfortunately it got in an accident and spent some considerable time at the shop. So this year you and the CEO's are sitting down discussing your needs for the upcoming fiscal year and someone brings up the need for a new tractor/trailer. But wait, you think, aren't we getting that other new one back from the shop? Couldn't the business use something for picking up clients and entertaining potential investors? What you need is something impressive, something sporty. You need a Ferrari.
Ok, bad analogy but my point stands. I think our offensive line sucked last year too. But we barely got to see what we had in Gabe Carimi. We have yet to feel the impact he could have on our line. We used our first round pick on a tackle last year. AND we drafted another tackle in the first round four years ago. He wasn't working out at tackle but he started to look good at guard before he too went down for the season. AND just last year we brought in a veteran free agent guard/center. What have we done in the last decade to get a good receiver? Draft a few in the second through 7th rounds, bring in Roy Williams who, while being considered an upgrade, didn't exactly light it up, and....?
I know David Terrell has many around here feeling snake bit but that was 11 years and an entire GM ago and as long as we spent the money and the draft picks landing Cutler can we give him a few viable options? I'm not suggesting we ignore the offensive line but it has received attention in recent drafts and I don't think anyone here has any idea what we'll really get out of a healthy Carimi and others not playing out of position. Mike Tice might have an idea and I'm sure he'll have some impact on the draft so if the talent is there in any round, they should make the move to improve the line. But personally I'd like to see the Bears commit some resources and shore up the receiver position. Either draft a receiver with a high pick or go after a proven veteran. Or both. I know the tractor/trailers are the heart and soul of a well run business but dammit, we need a Ferrari. Now.