Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Phil Loadholt (71) during the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Loadholt On Bears Radar-Fact or Fiction

Welcome to Christmas day for NFL agents and writers everywhere oh and also the players ready to cash in on their big payday. As everyone knows Offensive line is the Bears biggest  need in this offseason and while the Bears have been quiet in the last couple days, the first rumor of  the morning has the Bears interested in Phil Loadholt of the Minnesota Vikings.

The good and bad of Loadholt is this, he’s a great run blocker which would be great for Matt Forte but just an average pass blocker. So, yes this would be an upgrade but will the Bears put out a bunch of money to a run blocker that can only be average at protecting Jay Cutler?

The other thing to look at is this is just a rumor thrown out there by Phil Emery to disguise his real target just like last year when there were a lot of wide receiver rumors but nobody had him making the Brandon Marshall trade.

What do you think is this rumor closer to fact or fiction?

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  • BearGogglesOn

    I think the Bears are trying to drive up the price on the Vikings.

    • John Mack

      I’m in agreement with Boom, force him out of the Vikes market and give Wooten and McClellan a free lane to Ponder. This talk along with the Jake Long chatter seems out of character for our new front office. If they did acquire bookend tackles that means goodbye Urlacher and we’ll be drafting for his and even Briggs replacement in April. Yeah, I don’t think the Bears are interested.

  • Michael Praser

    Fact or fiction, he would be an upgrade.