Not sure why the hostility today?
I can understand the frustration and anger over Jerry Angelo not improving the offensive line. I can also understand the lack of confidence in the coaching staff choring up this line, especially as demonstrated in the past 3 preseason games.
I get all that.
But the situation was pretty simple when Jay Cutler demanded a trade from Denver. Jerry Angelo was on the hot seat to secure a quarterback. Many within the NFL believed Jay Cutler was going to be premier quarterback. Very few believed Kyle Orton was the game changer needed to elevate the team beyond a level of mediocrity. It could be argued that Angelo outbid only himself by giving up the draft picks, especially when it was pretty apparent that the Bears needed to restock the offensive line. The stop gap experiment to plugging Orlando Pace into the line was a dismal failure. And not a surprising one for many observers at that.
However, I’m not convinced that the Bears would’ve provided a better line to protect an infinitely cheaper Kyle Orton either. Keeping Orton or replacing him with Cutler is ironically irrelevant in the big picture. A 7-9 record with Orton as the starting quarterback for last season and Cutler elsewhere was not a realistic option for Bears management.
You are right, the O-line sucks. But for you to argue that Orton with a terrible line is really getting the Bears any further ahead seems uhh..... F***tard .ed at best.