With a nod to the classic movie starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short, premiering Sunday at Soldier Field, the Three Bearmigos, starring Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Jeremy Bates. They excited crowds in Denver and three years after splitting up, they’re reunited to thrill Bears nation with the novel concept – the forward pass.
Expectations are sky high for the new look Bears offense, with Jay Cutler getting a legitimate wide receiver, his old buddy from Denver Brandon Marshall. They’ve been trying to reunite for years, but when the Free Agency opened in 2012 new Bears GM Phil Emery surprised Bears fans everywhere by acquiring Marshall from the Miami Dolphins for a pair of third round picks. So far, it’s looking like that was a steal of a deal. Marshall has had some off-field issues, but with Cutler, Bates, Lovie Smith and a veteran locker room, it looks like Marshall has found a stable environment where he can thrive.
To complete the trifecta, former quarterbacks and wide receivers coach from Denver Jeremy Batest comes to Chicago to reprise his role as Cutler’s QB coach. Since new Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice isn’t especially strong in the passing game, Bates is sort of a “passing game coordinator” for the Bears as well.
What do you think? Is The Three Bearmigos going to boom or bust? Is it a “movie” you’d go to see?