Bears Receivers Bracing For Worst
Unless something bizarre happens on Thursday night against the Browns, I think the Bears are pretty set with their receiving corps and my final guess is that Brandon Rideau will be the odd man out. I think the club keeps six on the roster. Hester and Bennett are the starters. Iglesias and Knox are the rookies. Davis is the special teams ace. Aromashodu has developed a clear rapport with Cutler. That leaves Rideau, a player the Bears might be able to convince to re-join the club on the practice squad with promises of future playing time. I reiterate my past point by saying that I'd cut Iglesias over Rideau. But I don't see it.
Playing Time Thursday Night
Good news: Zack Bowman and Danieal Manning are set to see some exhibition action against Cleveland - essential for half the starting defensive backfield.
Bad news: For some inane reason, Lovie Smith believes playing other starters is warranted. If Jay Cutler or Matt Forte or Greg Olsen or Devin Hester or a linebacker or a defensive end or ANY STARTER leave the field with an injury under these - the most meaningless football circumstances possible - I will quit my career to launch a full-time letter writing campaign to get Smith fired.