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The Chicago Bears DO NOT need a big wide receiver

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Editor's note: Each week, we will revisit an article from the past. This is from one year ago (1/25/2012), a few weeks before Brandon Marshall joined Chicago via trade with the Miami Dolphins. Comments have been re-opened.

This is something that has been bugging me for a while now, and since I have the forum to vent a little and a few minutes of down time at work today, I figured now is as good a time as any to throw this out there. The wide receiver situation in Chicago has been amiss for a number of years now, and by amiss I of course mean, one of the worst receiving corps in all of football. The Bears bring in a franchise type quarterback in Jay Cutler and fail to surround him with the proper talent to take advantage of his skills. The wide-out position has been a HOT topic on WCG with almost daily discussion on the subject. And in 99.9% of those threads someone brings up that the Bears need a big, giant, lanky, tall, sizable, sky-scraping, statuesque, or towering target for Jay Sizzle to throw to. And I say poppycock to that.

I can already see the comment thread filling up with those that want to argue their point. Both camps will be represented, the aforementioned "we want a big target" camp, and then there will be those that pull out their lists of successful 6' and under receivers. Steve Smith, Wes Welker, Percy Harvin, Victor Cruz, Greg Jennings, Reggie Wayne, just to get you started...

They'll also be those that think I'm ridiculous for even throwing this title out there, some may even question my football I.Q., and then some may read the entire post and see me bring my point home. I don't think the Bears need a big wide receiver, I think they need a good wide receiver. Well actually two good wide receivers, and if the good wide outs they acquire happen to be tall, that's just gravy. But titling this post 'The Chicago Bears need a good wide receiver' would have been boring.