Ron Jaworski thinks that Bears OT Orlando Pace has seen better days, and the tackle who was at one point the first overall pick of the Rams, should simply retire:
Bears OT Orlando Pace should retire, so says pro football analyst Ron Jaworski. Pace, 34, was benched late in the season in favor of Chris Williams and likely will be released by the Bears soon.
“I know what Orlando was,” Jaworski told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He was an All-Pro, Hall of Fame tackle. But he’s not that now. The guy’s a warrior, and you can say all this stuff. But there’s nothing left.
“Throughout the season, watching the Bears, I thought they were inconsistent in the offensive line.”
Williams, who played right tackle when Pace was in the lineup, performed well in limited duty on the left side. Williams, the No. 14-overall pick of the ’08 draft, figures to be the long-term solution at left tackle. Frank Omiyale could be a candidate to take over at right tackle, or the club could hit the free-agent market.