For the Bears to have any success on offense, the offensive line needs to protect Jay Cutler and open up running lanes for Matt Forte and Chester Taylor. As part of their big offseason, the Bears brought in former Minnesota Vikings head coach, Mike Tice. Tice will always be known for his "Randy Ratio" when he was the Vikings head coach, referring to getting Randy Moss the ball as many times as possible. He is also known to be one of the top offensive line coaches.
What are your impressions of left tackle Chris Williams?I thought last night he was one of the guys who was very solid. He had good sets for the most part. He's working hard and keeping that left hand up. I thought he stayed more vertical than he did at any point last year, and competed well. I think right now his pad level in the run game was actually solid. I thought he had a good first night, and I think he has the ability to be whatever he wants to be. I'd like to see a little more tenacity there, but we can't change people's makeup. Just because I'm a turd doesn't mean that all the players are going to be that way. I liked his start. He was one of the guys that I singled out in the room as starting out pretty good [Saturday] night."
Is FrankOmiyale better suited to play right tackle like he is this season or left guard like he did last year?I thought he was out of position for the most part at left guard. I felt he kind of had two seasons. He played early, sat a few games and then played late. I thought the second part he played better and got better. In fact, I felt the whole line got better as the season went on.Why he is Omiyale better at right tackle?He's got great quickness and a long reach. He's got the ability to change direction and to close inside moves if he's out there on an island, which he might be in the offense that we're putting in. He could be out there on an island some at right tackle. So that's what he's got.