Three role players that will be important to the offense's success

The days of the t-formation Bears are long gone. In comes
the latest reiteration of Mike Martz's "Greatest Show on Turf", this time
Monster of the Midway-style. Can the Bears actually have a prolific offensive,
slicing through defenses like a grizzly slices up their prey? Jay Cutler and
Martz are in their honeymoon period, Matt Forte is injury free and the Bears
brass are confident in their young wide receiver group.

Here are three players that need to step up on offense:

Frank Omiyale - The Bears believe in their newly appointed right tackle even though he played like a CTA turnstile last season. Under the tutelage of offensive line headmaster, Mike Tice, the Bears hope he progresses because they didn't do anything to upgrade their personnel this offseason.

Desmond Clark - He has been a steady player throughout his career with the Denver Broncos and the Bears. He is usually under-valued because he isn't the fastest nor athletic, but he does everything right. He is a better than average blocker and has reliable hands. If Olsen falls out of favor with Martz, Clark will get plenty of playing time, especially in the red zone.

Chester Taylor - Taylor was one of the Bears' prized free agent pickups this offseason. Because he is being paid starter's money, look for him to really push Forte for the starting role. In this case, I wouldn't worry about the duo bickering over playing time. The competition will actually help push them to achieve even more.  


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  • Two comments:

    #1 - I don't even know if Dez Clark makes the club coming out of camp. Before you dismiss it, did you think they would have gotten rid of Alex Brown?

    They invested big bucks in Manumaleuna, Olsen is one of only a few 1st round Angelo picks still on the roster and Kellen Davis is young and has freakish size to be a much-needed red zone threat. Unless the Bears keep 4 TE's, he could be the odd man out.

    #2 - Do you really consider Taylor a role player? If he doesn't contribute big time, the Bears misspent horribly last offseason.

  • In reply to mtburz73:

    Hey Boom - You make a great point because what team can afford 4 TE's. Regardless, not too many teams (if any) needs 4 TE's unless they use one out of the backfield... Mad Mike to break out of his shell?

    I do think that Forte will bounce back from his sophomore slump and will get most of the touches because he just kills it this season.Taylor will get his fair share but will be an expensive insurance plan.

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