Roy Williams will be reunited with Mike Martz, who was the Lions' offensive coordinator from 2006-2007. Williams will also be reunited with Darryl Drake who was a wide receivers coach at Texas and helped recruit him.
In two years, Williams thrived under Martz. He caught 146 balls for over 2100 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2006, Williams played in all 16 games and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl after grabbing 82 balls for 1310 yards, 16 yards per catch and 7 touchdowns.
Williams will now be Cutler's go-to guy. He's not the player he was five years ago but he gives the Bears a more physical downfield presence. Last season, the Bears struggled in the red zone and the addition of Williams give Cutler a big target to throw to, a "go-up-and-get-it-guy".
Let's hope that Williams' familiarity with Martz's offense and the respect he has for Drake will help resurrect his career after being a bust in Dallas.