I’ve been rooting for Aroma to make this club because he played for my all-time favorite college football team: the 2004 undefeated Auburn Tigers. (That team also featured Cadillac Williams, Ronnie Brown, Jason Campbell, Kenny Irons and Carlos Rogers…and was not allowed to play for a national title.) Aroma has become a near-lock to make the roster, developing a quick rapport with Jay Cutler and impressing the coaching staff. Saturday night should be an opportunity for him to cement his role in the offense.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a stranger column than Mike Mulligan’s plea for Rashied Davis to make the Bears roster. I understand Davis’ story is an inspirational one but to write such a column without mention of the player’s inability to hold onto footballs thrown directly into his hands reeks of “I don’t wanna lose a locker room source”. I also think the column is all-for-naught as I fully expect Rash to be on the roster. To quote Ron Turner, ‘We have a real good feel for where he is and what he can do. We know him.”