Bears Free Agent Signings Nice, But There is More Work to be Done

March 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The problem with signing the top free agent is that it puts you in an all-in situation. I mean, it doesn't make sense to guarantee $40 million dollars to one player if it leaves you three or four players away from contention—yet that's exactly where Bears GM Jerry Angelo finds himself after signing Julius Peppers.
Yes, he also added some depth in the backfield with Chester Taylor, and got Mike Martz the blocking tight end he needs in his system, but if Angelo thinks he's done, then he just may be...as in done as Chicago's GM after this season.
That's because, as currently constituted, this Bears' roster is simply not championship material. The prevailing wisdom says if the Bears fail to make the playoffs this season, both Lovie Smith and Angelo will be packing their bags.
Recognizing this, the team went out and made a huge splash on day one of the free agency period, but they are still a few cards short of a full deck.
At the press conference introducing Pepp...

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