Chicago Bears Preseason Preview: The Tight Ends

July 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Bears' tight ends aren't being talked about enough, because they are going to be an important part of the new Bears offense not only for catching passes but for blocking as well.  In fact, as history has shown us, new offensive coordinator Mike Martz likes to use his tight ends to block much more than he likes to use them to catch passes. 
Does this spell the end of pass catching greatness for tight ends in Chicago?
The biggest ball-catching threat the Bears have had at the tight end position has been Greg Olsen.  When Olsen (and his quarterback) are on—like they were last year at times—they do very well together. 
The knock on Olsen is that he isn’t very aggressive, and not only does he not like to block, but he doesn’t like to put his body on the line to make a catch either. This was a problem last season.
There were rumors of the Bears trying to trade Olsen this offseason but nothing panned out.  The Bears defi...

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