The Chicago Bears rarely catch a break from the national media. If you look at the Chicago Bears’ run to the NFC Championship game last season, very few national experts ever gave the Chicago Bears any credit for actually being a good football team. If you ask fans and the media who was a better football team last season, the Chicago Bears or Philadelphia Eagles, I’m sure the Eagles would get more votes. And yet, the Chicago Bears kicked the crap out of the Eagles and performed better in the playoffs. Of course, after the Eagles added Nnamdi Asomugha, the Halas Trophy was already being engraved.
What about the Chicago Bears adding Roy Williams? Williams had his best season with offensive coordinator Mike Martz back in 2006 with the Detroit Lions, but fell-off statistically and failed to have the same success with Dallas (however, he continued to find the end zone with the same regularity). Williams has proven he can be successful in this league, and getting the heck out of Dallas may prove to save his career. Of course, when the Eagles signed Nnamdi Asomugha, this was considered one of the greatest free-agency moves ever. Ironically enough, Asomugha’s best statistical season also came in 2006. Since that time, his numbers have also taken a nose-dive. On the one hand, Asomugha’s statistical plunge is explained through teams not throwing the ball to his side of the field. Can the same thing be said for a wide receiver? Is it possible that Williams was unable to mesh with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo? Miles Austin became Romo’s favorite target in Dallas, leaving Williams with less opportunities.
This is most-likely going to be Williams’ last shot at being a superstar. Along with him not getting any younger, he has a lot to prove. Not only does Williams have a great relationship with Martz, current Chicago Bears receiver coach Darryl Drake was his receivers coach at the University of Texas and helped Williams become a first-round draft choice. With little pressure, a system where he’s had success and one last shot at glory, this may be a great fit and give the Chicago Bears the type of receiver they’ve desperately needed for a LONG TIME.
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