In 2005 the Chicago Bears averaged a bit more than 16 points per game. So naturally, GM Jerry Angelo trades out of the 1st round and uses his first 5 picks on defensive players. Someone please explain it to me.
Angelo passed on several Tight Ends and Wide Receivers that would have been a very nice upgrade over the current group. As one co-worker said to me today, "How do you think Rex Grossman feels?". I think he feels like the rest of us fans. Really irritated.
Sure Tank Johnson has issues, both legal and physical. But Michael Haynes can play inside and the Bears already have Tommie Harris, Ian Scott, Alphonso Boone and Israel Idonije. So why spend a 3rd rounder on a DT?
Why spend your 1st 2 picks on DBs? The Bears now have a total of 13 DBs on the roster. Apparently Hester will play some receiver. But why pass on Marcedes Lewis, Dominique Byrd, Joe Klopfenstein, Leonard Pope and Owen Daniels, Tony Schleffler and David Thomas? Why not Chad Jackson? He was still there at 26.
This is not to say that the players Angelo drafted will not contribute. Hester may be a real find at WR and both he and Danieal Manning can return kicks. But I'd sure like to see a 6'6" Tight End as an outlet for Grossman. A true red zone option in the passing game.