Tuesday, June 10, 2008
That Feeling is Back Again
"I'm telling you man; Salaam is going to be awesome. The guy ran for over 2,000 yards and he didn't even play a full NFL season. He won the Heisman."
"I'm telling you man; Curtis Enis is going to be different. He had 36 touchdowns and over 3,000 yards in 3 years!"
"I'm telling you man; Cedric Benson is going to be a beast. He ran for a 1,000 yards in each season at Texas."
And here we are now to the same sentence we always fall back on: "Fuck that loser". In fact, those were the exact words my mom texted to me yesterday when she saw that the Bears finally decided to cut their losses with the fourth overall pick of the 2005 draft.
Fuck that Loser. Fuck Salaam, Enis, Benson; Fuck'em all.
I ask of you; which was the most disappointing to watch? Salaam had over a 1,000 yards and 10 TD's in his rookie season, which is more then the other two can boast. Enis improved in his second season with over 900 yards though he only had 3 TD's that year. Benson's best? 674 yards on 196 carries. 3.4 yards per carry. For all three backs in their last year wearing the Navy and Orange, none of them averaged better then 3.7. Fucking Pathetic, and Benson was the worst yet.
Although Matt Forte is not a first round pick, he was chosen high enough (#44) to be considered one. Add to that the burden of being the number one option for a team that couldn't run block consistently. I can hear the lavish praise in my head now on the CTA in just a matter of weeks:
"That Forte kid looks good. He's much better then Benson. Did you see that preseason run he made against the Colts?
I've officially given up with expecting anything from any offensive player the Bears draft. Any position, you name it. Chris Williams? Wait til week 5 when you think he's the second coming of Marc Columbo. When he false starts two times in a row at Green Bay just like Stan Thomas.
Earl Bennett and Marcus Monk? All I hear is David Terrell and Airese Curry.
Give it up, Chicago. While it's nice to think about winning the lottery, fucking that gorgeous blonde who lives across the street or the Bears having a great quarterback, you're going to wake up with 3 crumpled dollars in your wallet next to the ugly bitch who won't stop complaining your alcohol consumption as you watch highlights of Grossman throwing another interception.
I'm not really that bleak about this upcoming season; but a team that finished 7-9 did not get that much better this offseason. I think it's for better to get rid of Benson, and I'm not sad to see him go. He took too much for granted, and reaped what he sowed. I'm of the opinion that he could still do something in his career if he wakes up and realizes what he has to do to be good. Just not in Chicago.
Here's to hoping the Bears can pull off the same suprise to the season that baseball team on the south side has accomplished.