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Faulk rips Johnny Knox
Posted Feb. 11 at 02:08 AM
Should the Bears add a big-time receiver in the offseason? Some people think so. There’s a breakdown of the position in today’s edition of The Chicago Tribune, and Marshall Faulk separately calls out Johnny Knox.
In an interview, Faulk says he sees more problems with Knox, the team’s most productive receiver last year, than much-maligned Jay Cutler.
"In this offense if you run a slant and a defender is coming down on you then you have to cross his face," Faulk said on "Chicago Tribune Live." "But every time I see Johnny Knox run a slant he goes behind the defender and you see an interception go the other way and everyone looks at Jay Cutler and says, 'How did he throw that pass?' That is going to be a mistake no matter who the quarterback is."
There’s certainly a certain disconnect at the NFL Network. If you watch the highlight packages at they put together, than I’ll bet that for over half of Chicago’s games, Deion Sanders would mention that Devin Hester isn’t only a great kick returner but has developed into “one of the top wide receivers in the game.” I’m not sure if Sanders and Hester have the same agent or are just personal friends, but that’s clearly ludicrous – yet none of the other analysts there have the stones to ever call him on it.
Here, Faulk may be getting closer to the truth. On the other hand, maybe Faulk was just doing his old coach (Mike Martz) a favor and taking some heat off Cutler.
Regardless, there’s a chance Chicago will add a significant new pair of hands in the offseason.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Feb. 13 at 06:53 AM
I think they would be better off improving their O line. I think Cutler can be an elite QB with better protection.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Feb. 14 at 06:06 AM
I agree that the offensive line is a big issue. Even in the second half of the season, when they went with a far more conservative scheme -- scaling back Martz's offense -- Cutler was still getting sacked way too often.
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