I’ve heard Brian Urlacher saying the company line about how the Bears are the best team in the NFC. But the big conversation in Chicago this year will be about QB Jay Cutler and whether he’s the right fit and a true leader, all based on the playoff loss to the Packers. And that’s a legitimate conversation.
In fairness to Cutler, he needs what he had in Denver, which is a true No. 1 receiver. It irritates me to no end when teams don’t address glaring weaknesses. Everyone in Soldier Field each Sunday knows the Bears don’t have that receiver. It’s been an obvious need in Chicago for so long. How can they keep ignoring that situation?
It’s not a knock against Johnny Knox, Devin Hester or Earl Bennett; but none of them do the things that No. 1 receivers do. They have the speed element, but It’s undeniable to everyone — including guys on the roster — they lack an elite option.
Of all the receivers available, I think Terrell Owens makes the most sense to help the Bears. He can still play and can still be a No. 1 receiver. He’s a threat with the ball in his hands, knows what being a go-to guy is about and will work hard.
Even though the Bears won the NFC North last year, everyone knows the Packers are the better team. They proved it in the postseason. But the Bears represent the best competition for the Packers in the division, and it would be a lot easier to compete if they had a true No. 1.