How about those Bears? That's Jay Cutler, over there; the Bears' latest best hope to actually have a real quarterback playing the position. Remember Sid Luckman? No? Ask your father, er, grandfather. There's a chance. .....
So that's the guy he is replacing over there....Kyle Orton. Not his best picture, probably; guessing he was having a bad day, or the flash made him blink, or, he was sleep deprived, or......(Gosh, I'm starting to sound like one of the Bears coaches.)
A friend asked if I was surprised that Jerry Angelo would make a move as bold as this one seemed to be; I answered that I was totally surprised he would do something this unexpected in light of the "Kyle is our quarterback" declarations. So I guess it's like politics -- never believe anything publicly uttered until it's denied.
But the real story here is this: it IS ok to get excited that the Bears now have Orlando Pace, a real-deal, no kidding O lineman who will make any quarterback look good (ok, better). (His picture is way up top, left.)
But take this to the bank: given the lousy use to which Bears have put their recent draft choices, it's like they paid for Cutler -- a quality player, in all likelihood -- with Confederate money.
Old Man Halas would have been proud.