High Expectations

There is little doubt that David Terrell believes he should start, but come training camp Marty Booker and Marcus Robinson will have something to say about his role in 2002.

The coaching staff will have a hard time sitting Booker following a season in which he broke the century mark in receptions. Booker will start at the Z receiver, which was Terrell's natural position coming out of college. A contract dispute resulted in Terrell missing part of training camp inevitably slowing his introduction to the X receiver.

With Robinson's deal redone in all likelihood he'll be a free agent following this season. Meaning Terrell will be expected to start by 2003.

Although, Terrell could be a year away from becoming an every down player he is still determined to compete for a starting position.

"I'm just go out there and just try to push those guys (Booker and Robinson) for a starting job and go out there and try to make plays," said Terrell, who was a guest on WSCR's afternoon show with former Bears Doug Buffone and Dan Jiggetts. "Cause once I make a play Marty wants to make a play then wants to make a play, so it's a chain reaction."

As the Bears third receiver Terrell will be part of a solid group of receivers and should improve on his rookie numbers, which saw him catch 34 balls for 415 yards and 4 touchdowns. There's an outside chance Terrell could start, especially if Robinson's knee does not progress as the team expects.

Either way Terrell plans on having fun.

"You can't ever stop having fun then it's pretty much over. I'm going to keep a smile on my face regardless of what's going on and continue (to accomplish) the great things I'm trying to do."

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