Who are the Five Worst Bears of 2012?
Five Worst Bears of 2012
The Chicago Bears are off to a 5-1 start and are considered one of the best teams in football. So it is very hard to find many problems with the team. But, just like in any organization, there are guys that struggle. This happens on even the best of teams. So after much deliberation, here is my list of the five worst Bears of 2012.
There are a few things to keep in mind with my list. I didn't pick guys at the end of the roster. It would be very easy to pick the guys that don't play as often or are fringe players. Instead, I wanted the focus of this to be guys that are counted on to be productive. So, you won't see a Dane Sanzenbacher on my list. But you will see a guy like the pictured-above Chris Williams. Now I know, Williams is gone. But if he were still here, he would have been a perfect candidate for this list. Lucky for Mr. Williams, he is now the St. Louis Rams' problem.
Not surprisingly, no defensive players made my list. Quite honestly, you would have to really make a stretch to identify one defensive player that isn't carrying his weight. But, the same can't be said for the offense or special teams. There are guys on this roster that just aren't cutting it.
Many of you are probably saying...ChicagoBearJew, why are you being such a hater? And my answer is because I think this team can make and win the Super Bowl. And these five guys need to step up and start contributing.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Follow me on Twitter @ChicagoBearJew and Hashtag #RML and let me know what you think.
#5 Matt Spaeth
Matt Spaeth doesn't seem to block or catch the football very well. He was brought in from the Pittsburgh Steelers to at least block, and from what I've seen, it is a disaster. He should not be allowed to wear Mike Ditka's jersey number. It is an insult to the greatest Bears tight end of all time.
#4 Chris Spencer
Chris Spencer is currently the highest paid Bears lineman. And he is riding the bench. Chilo Rachal has taken over the left guard position, and the line has played better. An interesting distinction.
#3 Gabe Carimi
J'Marcus Webb would have been your winner three weeks ago, but the times have changed. Gabe Carimi has become a goat instead of a hero. While the jury is still out on last year's top draft choice, he needs to start stepping up his game.
#2 Adam Podlesh
Adam Podlesh was injured during the preseason. This may contribute to his issues. But Podlesh is 30th in the league in average at 42.1 yards per attempt (that's almost .8 yards behind 29th place). He also is 26th in the league in punts within the 20-yard line and 3rd for touchbacks. This needs to improve.
#1 Kellen Davis
He looks like Tarzan and plays like Jane. Kellen Davis is a big and strong target. And that is where it ends. While Davis has made some plays this season, his lack of blocking and dropped passes are too concerning. He's survived this long because of the tools he brings to the table, but sooner or later he needs to show more consistency. He's lucky that there's no other candidates on the roster. Because as we learned with #5 Spaeth, this isn't exactly a talented group of tight ends.
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