The Rant: Rebuilding to be one bear of a time

By Matt Hopkinson

According to newly appointed Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery, they have a good core of players.

This is not the case, however. You have a good, but not great, running back in Matt Forte and made more apparent each time Caleb Hanie was out there, you have a franchise quarterback in Jay Cutler.

This is where I draw the line. As much as everyone likes Earl Bennett and his orange shoes, there is no receiving corps to speak of. The best defenders on the team are aging fast, and even the greatness of Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs cannot cover the oozing abscess that is Craig Steltz and Chris Conte.

Last but not least, the nicest and most overpaid player on the roster: Devin Hester. We all know what he can do, but that’s all that he can do. He adds nothing of value aside from a touchdown once every six or seven possessions.

Although I don’t see much promise with the currently comprised line-up, I do believe that a change in GM is the best move they have made in years.

But while playoffs didn’t seem to far off this season, I don’t see them being on the horizon any time soon.