So the Bears last week signed a new linebacker, one who’s name I can’t even try to pronounce: Pisa Tinoisamoa.
He played for the St. Louis Rams last year — poor guy — and has played under coach Lovie Smith, too. He’s certainly an upgrade over fellow linebackers Hunter Hillenmeyer, Nick Roach and Jamar Williams.
It looks, then, that one of those three will be gone next year. Who will it be? I’m guessing Hillenmeyer.
Hillenmeyer played well during the SuperBowl season. But he hasn’t done much since, and he’s never been the type of turnover-causing speed guy that Smith prefers.
Roach and WIlliams have not distinguished themselves. But they’re newer to the league. They probably have more potential.
Hillenmeyer always seemed like a smart player. He was a bit of a go-to guy for sports talk radio. But I have the feeling that we’ve seen the last of him in Chicago.