Bears TE's Could Have Busy Season......................
Bearsí tight ends could be busier this season
By Bob LeGere
The Bears intend to throw the ball to their tight ends more often this season. They couldnít throw it to them much less than they did in 2011, when Bears tight ends caught just 25 passes for 256 yards. (No shit. Thanks Martz. Every other team is turning TE's into oversized WR's and all you wanted to use them for was undersized tackles)
The belief is that 6-foot-7, 267-pound Kellen Davis can be an effective receiver if given the opportunity, which the Bears havenít given him in his first four seasons in the NFL. The 2008 fifth-round pick from Michigan State has shown flashes, especially in the red zone. He had only 18 catches last season but produced a team-best 5 touchdowns. He has 9 career TDs on just 28 receptions. (Geez, I wonder might have happened if we'd thrown to him a little more. Nah, that would have ruined the genius of Martz's offense. He wanted to throw RWill who not only didn't score, he couldn't even hold on to the farkin' ball if you handed it to him. Where were those 70-80 catches Mike?)
Matt Spaeth was brought in last season as an unrestricted free agent and was used almost exclusively as a blocker, but the 6-foot-7, 260-pounder is a big target underneath and as a safety valve. (And he needs to remain a blocker if we even keep him. As pass catcher's go he looks like the Marv Throneberry (also known as Dr. Strangeglove) of TE's)
Kyle Adams and Andre Smith were undrafted free agents last year. Adams played in nine games, mostly on special teams, while Smith spent half the season on the practice squad and the other half in the roster but inactive on game days. (Smith in as in-line Blocking TE and Spaeth out saving precious cap space and Adams looks like he could fill an HBack role and play ST. We only need three so we sure as hell don't need to draft one. An UDFA will be fine)