Bears Look to the Future
Post by Johnnyharvard
Well The Bears are looking to the future and its good to know they recognize the same faults in their team as we do, and are apparently looking to address them. The Bears are looking to workout Canadian football league leading receiver Andy Fantuz.http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2011/01/bears-expected-to-look-at-cfl-receiver-fantuz.html
Even though in this article it says he’s likely to return to Canada for better money and security its still encouraging to see they not only recognize they need more at the position, but also that they are willing to get a bigger receiver which is not what Martz is known for wanting. Fantuz is 6-4 22o.
They also worked out three receivers early this week. According to a source, Jake Allen, Aundrae Allison and Emmanuel Arceneaux were worked out. There details in this article. http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2011/01/source-bears-worked-out-three-wide-receivers.html
In other news the Bears are also looking at next season on the O-line. According to this story at chicagobreakingnews.com Bears practice squad lineman (who I believe is being groomed at the tackle spot) was offered a contract by Miami, but he declined the offer to stay with the Bears because of opportunity. The Bears did give him a raise to stay, but according to his agent he did leave money on the table. So expect to see Levi Horn at one of the Tackle spots next season. And by the way it doesn’t look like Webb will be losing his starting job anytime soon so Frank the Tank Omiyale looks like he’s in trouble. Perhaps they have him compete at one of the guard spots next or release him outright. I’d assume the later since he carries a pretty high price tag if they pick up his option. Its a shame because I think frank has the skills to be dominant at LT, but apparently not the desire. I was a big supporter of his, but its clear a change needs to be made and thank God the Bears look like they will make it.
Sorry I forgot to add the link to the Horn story. Here it is.