1. Cutler was reigned in as if he were another Grossman or Orton
So there you go, Bears fans, two first-round picks and a $30 million extension later, the Chicago brain trust has essentially turned Cutler into another Rex Grossman or Kyle Orton – "Just don't screw it up, son, that's all we ask."
2. It's fair to revisit the Briggs-or-Berrian decision from 2008
While Berrian has hardly lit it up with the Vikings, as Sidney Rice has surpassed him on Brett Favre's priority list, having Berrian alongside the likes of Hester and Bennett may have made Cutler's transition to the Windy City a bit smoother.
3. Manning needs to be removed from the depth chart at safety
Although Manning still has some value because he plays the nickel role well and returns kickoffs like a bat out of hell, the Bears would be wise to face the fact that they've ruined him as a safety and spend the offseason looking for a classic center fielder-type.
4. Angelo would give anything to have that second rounder back
He can hide behind his claim that Adams was acquired for the future and he'll be improved once he gets more work with defensive line guru Rod Marinelli, but Angelo would take his second rounder back in a flash if he could.
5. Williams-and-Shaffer combo might be the way to go in 2010
Assuming Angelo can find reinforcements at left guard in free agency, the Bears could do a lot worse than Williams at left tackle, Shaffer at right tackle and Frank Omiyale as a swing man and spot starter next season.
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