Kreutz on Chris Williams

From Brad Biggs:

''I think he is going to be a Pro Bowl-caliber player,'' Kreutz said. ''He can be a Pro Bowl left tackle, or he can be the best right tackle in the NFL. No matter where you put him, it works out well for you.

''He's a hard worker, a football player, just an O-lineman. He's got what the great ones have got. He wants to be an O-lineman, but the great ones are cut above the rest. They're athletic, they're big, they're strong, they're fast and they're smart.''

If you're like me, you take everything Olin says as gospel and this just gave me goosebumps.  It's starting to look like this team's going to have a fucking terrific offensive line.


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  • This makes me stoked. Olin is the cajones of this team. If he believes in Chris Williams, I'll believe in him.

  • Chances are Chris Williams is going to see some time at LT this season, unless 'Lando can stay healthy (and good) for all 16+ games.

    The Chicago Bears NEED Chris Williams to be what they drafted him to be: A franchise LT.

    According to Olin, that's exactly what we're about to get.

  • I hope Olin is right. Someone else earlier this week said that the Offensive Line could have given Cutler another half-second of protection sometimes. And that was against the Buffalo Bills.

    What is going to happen against the Vikings?

  • might take them a few weeks to gel... lots of new bodies on the line. I think if they stay healthy (that means you orlando), we might have the best line in the NFC north. Guess that will depend on how well they can push and open up the run game. I think they will be great in pass protection.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Yeah Williams and Pace are both supposed to be best at pass protection with run blocking coming 2nd. Great test vs. Giants.

  • Not only will we have the best O Line in the NFC north, we will have the best pass-blocking running back in the nfc north. The best QB? I hope so!

  • It would sure be super if it turns out we have an offensive line similar to that of the glory days of the mid 1980s (that O line was outstanding). But side by side, it's hard to believe it:

    Pace > Covert
    Beekman < Bortz Kreutz = Hilgenburg* Garza < Thayer Williams < Van Horne Of course, if Williamsn pans out and becomes >= Van Horne, I suppose this crew will be looking pretty good compared to the best Bears' line I've seen.

    * I would actually give the edge to Jay, one of the most underrated players in Bears' history IMO.

  • Nice to hear this from Olin. If Williams has this kind of ability, I suppose it is good for him to have some exposure to Pace...he should soak up everything he can from the guy.

  • I hate to be a Debbie Downer about Olin but I feel like he is past his time. I can't tell you how many times a game I cussed him last year for missing blocks or getting dominated off the line. Even in the last preseason game if you go back and watch he was getting man handled. Maybe he was trying to do too much because of the lack of talent around him. I hope that is the case. But in my humble opinion he is cooked.. over the hill... done.. I hope I am wrong... Guess we will see this weekend when they face a D that was looking pretty silly this past week.

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    I don't think he's done, but he's not going to be better this year, that's for sure. I think the Bears are anticipating his retirement and molding Beekman to be the next center. Olin is still a leader and a great guy to have on your side.

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm ready for TEA time!

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    I'm with you Rob. It's Kreutz, or should I say 'revolving-doors' I'm worried about ... not Williams. The most direct route to the QB is thru Kreutz and that scares the crap out of me.

  • Plax gets 2 years in the slammer. Ouch. Guess we won't be seeing him for awhile.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Yeah, plax gets 2 years for shooting HIMSELF. Stallworth gets 24 days for KILLING someone. That's fair.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Olin Kreutz sucked asshole against the Bills. Just so everyone knows. I still hate Olin Kreutz, but if you value his opinion, maybe he should be introspective every so often so when he says "I fucking suck" you will believe me. He's gone from one of the best centers in the sport to one of the worst.

  • He got two years huh? WOW.

    Regarding the Bears, I've heard Marvin Harrison's name being mentioned...not sure what he has left in the tank...

    Finally heard a reference to Corey Graham yesterday from Lovie as well...In case you guys dont know I am starting the Corey Graham fan club...

  • Never thought of Kreutz as particularly prone to faint praise so I find his comments somewhat encouraging.

    In other news...
    Yeah, as predicted, Plaxico just got signed with a different NFL: Now Finally Locked-up.


    The "Marvin Harrison still can play" campaign publicity is emanating from Reverend Dungy. Apparently, now that Deacon Dungy found a home for Michael Vick, he as turned his energies to finding one for the former Colt Hall-of-famer-in-waiting: "I think he definitely can play, and I would encourage Lovie to sign him if they had an opening," Dungy said Wednesday on the "Waddle & Silvy" show on ESPN 1000.

    From the "Last Word' Department:
    In today's Trib from Jay Cutler: "It was a bad ball. I didn't give him a chance. I have to throw it down there and let him run under it." - Wish he'd said it Saturday but better late than never, Jay.,0,4809710.story

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It would have been nice and everyone would have accepted it if he would have made some sort of reference as to how the ball was put ot there. What he said about Hester was true, he's not a jump up and fight for it reciever. I thought it even might have been a we'll toss it up and see what happens kind of thing too. At least he came clean.

  • I said it on draft day. I said it when he injured himself on the second day of (non-contact) practice. I'll say it again. Chris Williams is a cream puff...until proven tough. Still waiting.....mmmbears.

  • Im waiting for Tony Dungy to announce that he is taking Patrick Kane under his wing..

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