Greg Olson’s Fall

April 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"All tight ends, their first responsibility, they have to put their hand down on the line of scrimmage and be a successful blocker, and then they move to receiving. To just skip by that and say, 'OK, he's a terrific receiver,' well, then you may as well just put another wide receiver in there." -Mike Martz
"With the 31st pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Greg Olsen, Tight End, from the University of Miami." -Roger Goodell.
The collision course that pitted offensive genius Mike Martz against potential star tight end Greg Olsen was preordained from draft day. With Lovie Smith's unwillingness to give Ron Turner a second chance to keep the "Bear offense," Martz wearing out his welcome in Detroit and San Francisco, and Olsen's inability to join the Antonio Gates/Tony Gonzalez pantheon (or even the Alge Crumpler/Kevin Boss tier), this was bound to happen.
Olsen had to know this was coming. With every drop, every interception on a pass from Jay Cutler intende...

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