John Crist: When Bears general manager Jerry Angelo acquired you, he told the media that for the price he paid he doesn't need you to be a great player. You just need to be a contributor. But you're a former No. 4-overall pick. In your mind, do you still need to be a great player to be a success in this league and for this team?
Gaines Adams: Well, it doesn't matter if I was the first pick, fourth pick, second-round pick – I love to play football. I want to be the best player possible that I can be. It doesn't matter what round I went in, what pick I went in. I just want to be a great football player when I'm done playing in this league.
Be sure to listen to the rest of JC's interview with defensive end Gaines Adams, an exclusive for Bear Report subscribers ...
Agree? Disagree? Let your voice be heard on our message board RIGHT HERE.
John Crist is the Publisher of Bear Report and a member of the Professional Football Writers of America. To read him every day, visit BearReport.com and become a Chicago Bears insider.
Bear Report Audio: DE Gaines Adams
Bear Report Top Stories
Bear Report Podcast: Week 1 OTA ReviewJeremy Stoltz and Aaron Leming discuss the first week of Chicago Bears off-season training activities (OTAs), with updates on Mike Glennon, Mitch Trubisky, Kevin White, Jordan…
Bear ReportFriday at 11:58 AM
Bears sign WR Victor CruzThe Chicago Bears have signed former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz to a one-year contract.
Bear ReportThursday at 12:11 PM
Bears QB room a work in progressWith so many new faces at the most important position in football, the Chicago Bears quarterback room is in a state of flux, a problem that will be exacerbated if the team's brutal…
Bear ReportThursday at 10:55 AM
Bears 2017 OTA Notebook: Week 1We empty the notebook from the first practice of Chicago Bears off-season training activities (OTAs) open to the media, which was our first opportunity to see the entire 90-man…