Offensive line allows Bears to run on all cylinders

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This is not the same offensive line that gave up 9 sacks in the first half against the Giants. This is also not the same group that force the Bears to be a one-dimensional offense.

Roberto Garza's return and Chris Williams' shift to left guard are proving to be the most important roster moves made this season.

After undergoing knee surgery, Garza was inserted next to rookie seventh
rounder, JaMarcus Webb. Webb, who is far from a finished product, has played well enough to resemble an NFL tackle and
quite possibly could be the next left tackle of the future. Lining up Garza next to Webb makes the rookie that more effective.

Williams, the current left tackle of the future, was injured early in
the season and was re-inserted as a left guard. The position change had
to be made because the offensive line need continuity up front as Frank
Omiyale switched to left tackle to replace Williams and Webb was
inserted at right tackle to replace Omiyale. The Bears could not afford
to not start their best five offensive lineman.

The continuity at offensive line has given the group valuable reps to
learn how to work together to give Cutler enough time to make plays down
field and to open up running lanes for Matt Forte.


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