Michael C. Wright's take on the Santonio signing

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    Lol, BiH, but the entire Hester-as-a-WR farce went on a lot longer than Mike Tice's time as OC. It took YEARS for them to figure out that Hester wasn't a WR no matter how hard you tried to pound that square peg into a round hole. We wasted season after season trying instead of getting an actual real WR.
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    It was a classic show of a mixture of stubbornness and incompetence. It made no sense at all. You couls see after a while it was not going to happen.

    It took away a perceived need for a #1 WR because they thought they had one.
    It took away the best return man the game has ever seen.
    You can go on to say to also took away a roster spot that could have been better used (but then I see them filled with Weems, Webb, etc and I think that last one might not be the case)
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    Guess who's using Hester as a receiver again? He did score td before he had 2 drops. He was wide open on 3rd pass but the QB went to the man that was double covered instead. The td pass was drawn up so QB had no choice but to throw it to him.
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    VIDEO: Santonio Holmes still has something left in the tank
    By Tim Weaver
    August 17, 2014 12:12 pm CDT


    Yesterday the Chicago Bears signed former Super bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes to a one-year deal.

    The move gives the Bears more depth at what may already have been their strongest position on the roster, but the big question is just how much does Holmes have left in the tank?
    It wasn’t too long ago that Holmes was averaging about 800 receiving yards per season and hauling in at least five or six touchdowns. The last several years his numbers have dropped off, but that has more to do with poor quarterback play than any fault on Holmes’ part.

    Since leaving the Steelers Holmes has had the likes of Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith throwing him the ball, which is quite a dropoff from Ben Roethlisberger. Last season with the Jets he only scored one touchdown but did average a career high 19.8 yards per catch. In my humble opinion Holmes still has plenty to give, especially in a situation where he won’t see any double teams.

    Have a look at this highlight reel of Holmes:



    2009 may have been a while ago, but Holmes just turned 30 in March and there’s no reason to believe he can’t be a meaningful contributor for the Bears.
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    Bears signing Holmes makes team 'leadership' statement

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    One mark against Santonio Holmes over the years, besides his recent injury history with the Lisfranc problem in 2012, was that he could be a disruption in the locker room.

    But the Bears would not be making a move for a behavioral problem if, first of all, he was an attitude bomb. Quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh was on the New York Jets staff from 2009-2012 when Holmes was there; best guess is that Cavanaugh’s read on Holmes was solicited.

    But the move also wouldn’t have happened without organizational confidence that the leadership of this team, particularly on offense, was both in place and secure at a time when there are designs right now on a Super Bowl run.

    Jay Cutler has become the Bears leader. Behind him, Brandon Marshall is the undisputed pace car among the receivers, Alshon Jeffery has developed a personal and professional chemistry with Cutler and Marshall, and Roberto Garza has succeeded Olin Kreutz with a firm but gentler co-captain.

    If Holmes becomes an issue and a nail that sticks up in a distracting way, he’s gone. If Cutler doesn’t trust him as a receiver, he’s gone. And if he doesn’t outplay what the Bears were getting from Eric Weems, he’s gone.
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