Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Knox vs Williams

Earlier in the week I suggested that Roy Williams could basically walk onto the Bears team and be the number one receiver, the suggestion being as much an indictment of the Bears receiver corps as it was giving Williams credit. But I read on ProFootballTalk.com the other day that Williams is competing with Johnny Knox for a starting job.

Now for once PFT made a good point. It happens every now and again, when they're not busy trying to pretend that the players and DeMaurice Smith won the labor war. The point they made was that Knox was the best receiver on the Bears team last year, thus should not really have to compete for a spot.

And this is precisely the kind of thing that gets my back up. I don't claim to have been the worlds greatest football coach back when I was coaching for a period. I don't claim to be the most knowledgeable sports writer, if I even qualify as being one of those.

But I do, hereby, officially claim to be smarter than Lovie Smith, Mike Martz and the receivers coach in Chicago. In fact I could probably take someone who knows nothing about football and give them a quick 15 minute introduction into who the Bears receivers are, and they too would be able to make a smarter decision than the Bears currently are.

On what planet, in which fucking universe, are Devon Hester and Earl Bennett considered to be better than Johnny Knox? It's just a monumental amount of stupidity going into that decision. Knox has almost double the yards that Bennett does and Hester is nothing more than a special teams returner and the catcher of the odd screen pattern.

Say what you want about Roy Williams. If you want him to compete for a job, fine, do that. But against Hester, or Bennett. Not against Knox. That's just bloody ridiculous.

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