Say what?!? – Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots) said he would have an interest in playing for the Chicago Bears. “If the right team called there might be interest,” said agent Steve Feldman. “Chicago is definitely a right team.”
In all Likelihood – Let’s take a chance: With this being said, I like the idea of having a veteran back on the roster, one who is not known to fumble in key, crticial situations when his # is called upon, and a back that has a Super Bowl ring to his resume, along with playing experience that would blow away the rest of the Bears RB depth chart. Adding Corey Dillon, a true competitor that wants to win (only reason to come back), would be a win-now move and would certainly add some fire to an already “hot seat” that Cedric Benson is sitting on.
I expect the Bears to take a long, hard look, at this former superstar Husky, that still has game left in him to push himself to a starting job on this squad. Right now if I’m GM Jerry Angelo I am thinking why not pick-up a marquee back in Dillon because the team is ready to win it all and they’re just a few pieces away on the offensive side of the ball. Although he is similiar in running style to Benson and the o-line still, is in disarray, you can’t help to fathom the possibility of signing an All-Pro type cailber back, who was just playing last year for the Pats in the AFC Championship, getting into the endzone, running for a Super-Bowl team; can he now do the same for Chicago?
If he’s in shape and willing to take a reasonable deal, which he will, I say get him on this team in a heartbeat, or faster than than you can say “fumble”. He would be the best back to take the field since the late, great #34 Walter Payton laced up the kicks, and Dillon, being the motivator he can be known to, can put the Bears over the top on offense if given the chance, not because of his skill and talent (though its unquestioned) but of how he brings intensity (are you listening Cedric?) and the true leadership on the field – in the huddle (Rex?).
There would be no better skilled player that would give #8 some help on offense than Dillon, as he would be the “voice” to listen to and the driving motor to Glendale, leading the way if he can re-discover himself, bringing back the playing of days of old when he wore the black & orange stripes, and the days of not so long ago ~ his most recent days with N.E. He still can punch it in by/around the goal-line and Dillion is a no non-sense player that would ignite a dismal Bears offense.