Bears Tight Ends Shine in Playoff Win


Chicago Tribune

It's no secret that Greg Olsen can be a mismatch for any defense. He's too big for defensive backs and he's too fast for most linebackers. This past Sunday against the Seahawks, Mike Martz remembered that he has the keys to one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the game.

I've been writing for a while now about how and why the Bears needed to get Greg Olsen back into the game plan as a receiver. Finally, on the first offensive pass play of the postseason, Cutler hit Olsen on a fly for a 58-yard touchdown.
Greg Olsen could be a key on the Bears' road to the Super Bowl. There aren't many defensive players that can cover Olsen, and if teams want to try to limit him by doubling up, that will open things up for the Bears wide receivers, big time. Cutler is clearly comfortable with throwing Olsen's way. Number 82 finished the day with three receptions, for 113 yards and one touchdown.
Those numbers are the third most receiving yards by a Chicago Bear in post season history.
Kellen Davis also found himself getting into the mix as the game went on. He caught a 39-yard touchdown late in the game that put it out of reach for the Seahawks.
If the Bears can keep Olsen and Davis involved in the passing game, it will cause a lot of trouble for opposing defenses. Olsen is a key to this offense taking off, and he needs to play a pivotal roll next week when the Green Bay Packers come to town.

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