Can You Find 10 Bears You Really Want to Keep?
Your task: take the Bears roster and find 10 players you really want to keep. Can it be done? Here’s my try…
Zack Bowman- I got down to “B” before I could find one, but I like Bowman. He’s a decent-sized corner that has a knack for making plays. He also might benefit from a new system and/or coach. Just 25 years old, first full season in the league.
Lance Briggs- No brainer for the best player on the Bears defense.
Alex Brown- A true pro and solid player. Definitely an asset.
Jay Cutler- Still a franchise QB, albeit one with some issues.
Robbie Gould- Perhaps the most consistent player on the Bears.
Devin Hester- An asset. But I’d trade him if the price was right because we now have…
Johnny Knox- Playmaker as a receiver and returner. Great rookie season.
Greg Olsen- He’s definitely not Jeremy Shockey, but he is still a good receiver.
Charles Tillman- Best corner on team, turnover machine.
Brian Urlacher- Another player I would trade if the price was right. But for now we need him in the middle.
So there you go. I found 10 Bears. I didn’t include Matt Forte because while he is probably better than his 2009 season, he looks soft. I was tempted to add Israel Idonije and Brad Maynard, but felt I could live without them.
Please add any additions/omissions and comments. I’m interested to see what you think about this.