Bears miss out, Seattle deals Sims to Detroit


For those of you who thought that Rob Sims was going to come in to help solve some of the Bears‘ offensive line woes, think again.  The Detroit Lions have acquired Sims from the Seattle Seahawks for a 5th round draft pick.

Sims became expendable for the Seahawks as they continue to clean house.   He signed his 4th round tender last week in an effort to speed up his trade and the Lions stepped up with the second selection of the 5th round.

One of the major areas of concern for the Bears all of last season was the lousy play of their offensive line.  Bears fans expected this need to be addressed in free agency.  While they made a big splash to open free agency, they have yet to address the gaping hole in front of Jay Cutler and Matt Forte.

A 5th round pick would seem to be a small price to pay for a guard that started 34 games over the last four seasons.   ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson tries to point out how often the Bears have hit with their 5th round picks.  For every Johnny Knox and Zack Bowman, I’ll give you a blown pick everywhere else up and down the draft board.  How are Michael Okwo and Dan Bauzin working out for ya?

Here’s my advice to Jerry Angelo – when you have a shot at a proven starter for a 5th round pick, go do it.  When you have a shot at a sure-fire starter for any draft pick – take it.