Best Rhodes to Chicago Bears Free Safety Help Come from New York

February 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Bears have finally decided to get serious about replacing free safety Mike Brown.
It took a year of watching Al Afalava and Kevin Payne being too slow to get to receivers on third down and Danieal Manning lining up incorrectly, before they realized what everyone else knew going into last offseason.
No one on their roster is a legitimate starting NFL free safety.
“After we came out of our meetings, that was one position that we felt, at worst, we wanted to create more competition,” general manager Jerry Angelo said Friday at his annual meeting with Bears beat reporters in his hotel suite at the Indianapolis scouting combine. “And not having a first- or second-round pick it’s hard to determine what’s going to be there in the third round.”
Translated: Free agency will have to be the course of action at safety. With both their first two picks shipped out already via trade, the Bears could actually find a few free safety types.

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