Why Trading Greg Olsen Might Not Be a Bad Idea for the Chicago Bears

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rumor has it Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen is not pleased with the prospect of performing in Mike Martz's newfangled offense come 2010 and wants to be traded.
If that is the case, general manager Jerry Angelo would be wise to get on the phone and play "let's make a deal" with a prospective interested bidder.
The former 2007 first-round draft pick led the Bears with 60 catches and eight touchdowns in 2009, but Martz reiterated that tight ends in his offense will need to be solid blockers in addition to maintaining their responsibilities in the passing game—a significant weakness Olsen's game.
"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," Martz said in an interview with WSCR-AM 670 in February. "To just skip by that and say, 'He's a terrific receiver,' well, then you might as well just put another wide receiver in there."
The tight end has n...

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