Posts tagged with: Mike Brown

How weak is the safety position?

There’s been a lot — a ton, actually — of talk about how bad the Bears are at wide receiver. And this talk is justified. But there hasn’t been as much chatter about how awful the Bears might be a safety, too.

And, frankly, if you’re a Bears fan, you should be more concerned about the safety position. It’s more important, and can sink what might be an otherwise strong defense.

Fortunately, everyone’s good friends at ESPN have compiled a list of available safeties that might be able to help the Bears stop a quarterback or two. You can check out the list here.

Former Bear Brown signs with Chiefs

Mike Brown, one of the Bears’ biggest impact players before injuries and age robbed him of his speed, signed today with the Kansas City Chiefs.

It’s a shame, really, because Brown was one of the few Bears of recent vintage who knew how to make the big play. In fact, the 31-year-old safety is the Bears’ all-time leading defensive scorer, with seven touchdowns to his credit.

Who could forget his interception in overtime that beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Bears’ magical 13-3 season in 2001?

It’s unfortunate that Brown and the Bears had to part company. I’m not so sure, personally, that this is a decision that the Bears had to make. You can’t tell me that an older Brown still isn’t better than most of the safeties on the Bears’ roster today.