I wanted to write one of those "these are the areas of need" columns but they bore they hell out of me. You all know what we need. Two viable, professional safeties. A solid pass rusher to line up opposite Alex Brown. A flood of offensive linemen. Healthy linebackers. Possibly a number one receiver, though the emergence of Devin Aromashodu certainly put the seed of doubt in my mind. The Bears are sailing into the 2010 season on the Good Ship Lovie Smith and whether we like it or not, they need the right cargo.
A few things to note:
- Darren Sharper only signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans. The Bears would have an opportunity to rectify that mistake.
- Logan Mankins is not Steve Hutchinson or Alan Faneca but he's the next level of player and he's available.
- Richie Incognito is a pain in the ass but he's the kind of pain in the ass this team needs.
- Marcus McNeill, if the Bears got involved, would be a wonderful solution at right tackle.
Let's not go crazy in the comments with trade proposals. But I'd like to hear where you guys think logical upgrades are possible.