Bears Management Paving the Way for January in Miami

Eli FuchsContributor IJune 1, 2009

LAKE FOREST, IL - APRIL 3:  Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, quarterback Jay Cutler and head coach Lovie Smith are all smiles after introducing Cutler as their new quarterback during a press conference on April 3, 2009 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

In years past, upper management with Da Bears has been criticized for not pursuing necessary pieces in order to add much needed depth to the team.  This year those concerns have nearly been silenced.

With the recent addition of Rams' leading tackler Piso Tinoisamoa, the depth of the Bears line-backing corps is in good shape.  Now we can spell Urlacher for a breather and have some insurance in case Lance Briggs decides to take another joy ride in any of his fleet on imports. 

Perhaps the addition of Rod Marinelli has allowed upper management to see more clearly as well.  Defensive lineman Israel Idonjie was extended with a two year deal.  Idonjie seems to be the hardest, most consistent worker on the line.  In a year where the D-line was a sore spot, Idonjie was the lone star in an obvious area of concern.

Given all these great moves, coupled with the addition of Pro Bowl QB Jay Cutler and veteran Orlando Pace, Jerry Angelo has reassured fans that he will in fact do whatever it takes to fill in the remaining holes.  As I see it, Angelo still has an ace up his sleeve and don't be surprised to see either Plax, Anquan Boldin, or even a rejuvenated Braylon Edwards at Halas Hall prior to week one.

If Angelo is able to solidify a true primary receiver and another quality defensive back or safety, Angelo is the front runner for GM of the year.  With quality veterans like Mike McKenzie and Aaron Glenn at cornerback and the possibility of resigning fan favorite Mike Brown, Jerry Angelo has the flexibility to add a big name wide receiver through trade and a quality defensive back through the free agent market. 

Read into it what you will, but the last time Da Bears made a Super run, the Bowl was in South Florida.  This time we will be ready!