Well, about a month ago I called for the Bears to sign Kevin Jones to be an effective two-headed monster with rookie runner Matt Forte. It appeared they weren’t even looking at him and at the last minute Bears GM Jerry Angelo swooped in and nabbed him.
Several days ago I wrote a post about Manny being Manny in LA. Some liked my idea while a majority of others thought it wouldn’t happen. After analyzing the situation I knew he had to go and LA was the perfect locale for him. He respects Torre and would reunite with Nomar and Lowe. The big question was what were the Red Sox going to get back. Pittsburgh’s Jason Bay was the perfect replacement and LA had the prospects to surrender. Now, while I don’t claim to be a great prognosticator I did nail these two square on the head.
Oh, and I almost forgot about Favre. Until the Manny trade went down I was going to post a Favre Update because it is what’s hot. According to the Milwaukee Sentinel the Packers are exploring trades “within the division”. Now several weeks ago when Favre got the itch to play again I thought for sure either Minnesota or Chicago was the perfect fit for him. I had a lot of Bears fans in agreement with me but the rest of the nation thought the Packers would be nuts for doing that. Now it appears the Packers are considering either trading him to one of their rivals or releasing him. On a personal note, if Favre finds his way to Chicago I am going to purchase a BLUE #4 Bears jersey and watch the Bears-Packers game at the Brat Stop in Wisconsin. Sweet revenge after a decade of torment.
So, while I am on fire I will throw this prediction out there for you. REX GROSSMAN FOR BRETT FAVRE STRAIGHT UP. I think it works. Chicago moved in front of Green Bay in the NFL Draft to get Rex. Green Bay liked him then and I assume they still like him now. He would be able to come in and be an experienced backup for Aaron Rodgers. In the event Aaron sucks, Rex has experience and could step in and be a starter. And there is little risk because if Rex is bad there is only one year remaining on his deal anyway. And, as I have mentioned before, Brett automatically makes Chicago a 9 to 11 win team. Brett is getting up there but statistically he is still in the Top 10. I do like Orton a lot but I think a season or two behind Brett will do him a world of good. Not to mention Orton hasn’t been on speaking terms with Rex and the competition hasn’t been a good one to this point.
The Bears defense and special teams are Superbowl quality but the offense has been a let down. With the acquisition of Kevin Jones, the emergence of young receivers like Earl Bennett and acquisition of Brett, the Chicago Bears are a better offensive team and playoff contender.