Bears GM Jerry Angelo took to the mic today to discuss various topics including the plan for 2008.
ON REX GROSSMAN:
Would Grossman return as the starter?
"In all likelihood, without sitting and talking with the coaches, off the top of my head, it's got to be competition," Angelo said. "Somebody's got to be first in line, obviously. But that will be determined in the off-season."
ON CEDRIC BENSON
"If something were to arise and there's a good back in the marketplace or in the draft that we feel can complement the backs or give us the kind of competition that we feel [is needed], then we're going to look at that as well.
"[Benson] started to turn the corner. Unfortunately he got an injury, and we didn't see what we needed to see, or what we feel we're going to see with him."
Angelo said his definition of a featured back is one who can break off multiple 20-yard runs in a game.
ON RETURNING COACHING STAFF
ON BRIGGS, BERRIAN, AYANBADEJO AND GROSSMAN
"If we don't [get those players back], then we have others players that will take their place," Angelo said.
ON MIKE BROWN