Audibles From the Long Snapper

| May 4th, 2010

Hey folks.  Trying to weigh in on issues when they’re of interest but May and June are essentially the only down months of the NFL season.  

Mike Tice Likes J’Marcus Webb
While it’s unlikely Webb will make much of an impact in 2010, Tice seems to believe Webb has a future as a starting left guard in this league for years to come.  The battle at left guard and safety opposite Chris Harris are the only “real” camp battles this summer in Bourbonnais and it’d be exciting to see a seventh-round rookie throw himself into the mix.
Mike Martz Likes Veteran Quarterbacks
I have repeatedly stated how afraid I am of being one bad turn of the ankle away from Caleb Hanie as starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears and apparently Mike Martz agrees.  Aside from the moronic beliefs of Mike Florio, signing Marc Bulger provides the Bears a backup with an absurdly-developed knowledge of their offensive system.  Continue developing Hanie, of course, but think of what it could mean to have Bulger in 2010.
My Thoughts on the Bears Receivers 
Mike Martz says he loves them.  Peter King says he doesn’t.  The truth?  Somewhere in between.  The Bears have quality players at the position with a wide range of skills.  Devin Aromashodu can be a viable number one guy but needs to showcase that talent over the duration of a sixteen-game season.  Devin Hester’s speed is one of the team’s greatest assets.  Earl Bennett has shown, over time, an ability to make the big catch over the middle.  You also can’t discuss the Bears receivers without discussing the potential for 150 catches from the tight end position.  The Bears don’t possess that elite talent – Marshall, Moss, Steve Smith – that causes opposing defensive coordinators to alter their game plans.  Is it cause for concern?  Possibly.  Should it worry the Chicago Bears?  Not until they get themselves another safety.