The Chicago Bears Offensive Line: What’s Wrong?

October 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears have been known for some fine offensive line units in the past.  The unit that helped them get to the Super Bowl in 1985 was made up of some of the better offensive linemen in NFL history. 
Granted, they don’t get a lot of credit for what they did (no Hall-of-Fame players in that unit as of yet) but they protected their quarterback, helped pave the way for the running game and helped that team win a Super Bowl. Twenty-five years later, here we sit with the current Bears offensive line. 
It’s an interesting group, and it’s one that has been much maligned for at least two seasons now.  Why has this unit struggled so much? 
There are several reasons why but perhaps the biggest is that the Bear’s management staff, in particular General Manager Jerry Angelo, has neglected the offensive line since he arrived in Chicago a few years ago. 
Those higher picks that Angelo has made in the draft never quite ...

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