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New GM means new draft strategies
took Terrence Metcalf in the third round of 2002 and Josh Beekman in the fourth of 2007, but both were disappointments ..... Guard Jason Spitz was a 3. The Bears only made the Beekman and Metcalf picks in those rounds under Angelo. Bradley
Where is the Bears offense going with Cutler, Martz?
center, Roberto Garza and Ruben Brown at guards and Fred Miller and John Tait at tackles. The 2008 offensive line had Josh Beekman starting at left guard. The 2009 group had Orlando Pace at left tackle initially and Frank Omiyale in and out of the
Mullin: Great QBs make everyone on field a 'weapon'
unhealthy Brandon Lloyd (five starts) and old Marty Booker to throw to. The Bears were 9-7 and scored 375 with Josh Beekman starting at left guard and John St. Clair at left tackle. Weapons are nice. Great quarterbacks make everyone a weapon
Not many burning questions in preseason finale
probably good to remember that the same Williams-to-Omiyale five started the first three preseason games last year ( Josh Beekman started for Kreutz in game four). Then the freefall started. The Bears hope is that nothing like that happens again
Mullin: A change in draft philosophy?
of the player. But if everything is even, bigger is the way we would go. What that means is that there will be no Josh Beekman drafted this years by the Bears. Nor an Olin Kreutz for that matter, were he in the draft pool. Angelo said as many
Mullin: Martz's input on personnel makes no sense
offensive line that could have only Garza or Kreutz back in the same spots they filled in 2010. The Bears were wrong with Josh Beekman as Kreutzs successor. They cannot afford to be wrong again with a line still in transition. Making sense? Mike Martz
NFL Combine: Welcome to CamWorld
suited to a swing role along with Kevin Shaffer. Which brings us back to the draft. The Bears suffered a setback when Josh Beekman busted out last preseason and left the team needing a succession plan for Kreutz. They need a guard (Roberto Garza
First Look: 2011 Chicago Bears defense
late rounds. In nine drafts Angelo has picked offensive linemen in rounds 2-5 just twice (Terrence Metcalf 02, Josh Beekman 07). The Bears have used sixth- and seventh-round picks on offensive linemen, where a hit is found money; they
Mullin: Offseason moves, the Plaxico issue
best, most consistent defensive tackle over the past two seasons. Olin Kreutz: The succession plan broke down when Josh Beekman was a bust. A short-term deal is a win-win for Kreutz and the Bears, and agent Mark Bartlestein is a savvy Chicago