Chicago Bears Don’t Need No. 1 WR to Win Now—Well Maybe…


Published: April 5, 2009


... to get a No. 1 WR.  What if the Bears already have this receiver on the roster. 

Don't worry this isn't an article that claims that Earl Bennett is the second coming of Jerry Rice.  My thoughts stem from a different angle that has been used on two different teams over the past ten years.

The KC Chiefs and SD Chargers both had successful offenses with their number one receiver as a big fast TE.  I believe that Greg Olsen can accomplish this same role for the Bears.

Let me first list the receivers as I see them right now.  Hester at WR, Olsen and Clark at TE, Forte at RB and the other WR is probably Davis or Bennett (it doesn't really matter for this article).

For any Bear fan that watched all the games closely last year, particularly during the time that Brandon Lloyd was injured, we got to see the following four players on the field for the majority of the game: Hester, Olsen, Clark, and Forte.  Olsen spent a lot ...

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