Hope for Bears TE Olsen?

The fantasy value of Greg Olsen took a tremendous hit once Mike Martz became the Bears offensive coordinator. Martz’s offenses use a tight end the same way that Tony Dungy uses blue language. So with Martz’s hiring, we lost a possible breakout fantasy tight end.

Or did we?

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune charted every pass that QB Jay Cutler threw in training camp. And the weird thing? Olsen was Cutler’s top target. Cutler completed 68 percent of his passes in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills, and Olsen was targeted 86 times, outdistancing Devin Aromashodu and Johnny Knox who were each targeted 77 times.

Does this mean we need to jump out and readjust our draft boards? I do not believe that we are there yet. Remember, these are practice throws against defenders who are not allowed to touch the quarterback. But there is a glimmer. The Bears are playing against the Raiders tonight (which you can catch on NFL Preseason Live), so I will be keeping an eye on that.

Adam Rank

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