Sign Mike Brown

| June 3rd, 2009

I’ve been waiting three months for word that Mike Brown was making an official visit to a professional football team so I could write the following:


“Brown told another source he is motivated to prove he remains a starting-caliber player,” according to Brad Biggs.  If that’s the case, he should attempt to prove it on Lakeshore Drive.  The Bears have a significant need at the free (and strong) safety position and enough cap room to bring in “risks” like #30.

I don’t necessarily believe Brown is capable of staying healthy for sixteen games or being the elite player he was in the early part of the decade but I do believe his leadership in the defensive huddle is worth a one-year deal.  I also believe his signing would align perfectly with Jerry Angelo’s 2009 off-season approach of loading positions with as much competition as possible.

Think about it this way.  If Brown were to show up at camp this summer, do any of you doubt he’d win a starting job?  Isn’t that reason enough to sign him?