Get big-play potential on field
December, 4, 2009
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com
AP Photo/Jack DempseyIt's time to get a good look at the Bears' tallest receiver, Devin Aromashodu.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Devin Aromashodu has caught the only two passes thrown his way this season. Sunday's matchup with the Rams Sunday at Soldier Field presents a terrific opportunity for the Bears to try to utilize their tallest receiver.
"It's been in the plans the last few weeks to get him in there some," Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner said. "He's been practicing very well, (and) we've gotten him in the last few games more. We'll continue to do so. The more practice reps he gets, the more comfortable he gets, the more we'll play him."
I think it's time for Turner to use Aromashodu and Johnny Knox as his primary receivers, since both have the potential to be actual playmakers -- something we haven't seen from other wideouts on the roster.
Knox only has 33 receptions this season, but he has catches of 68, 22, 23, 31 and 24 yards -- not to mention four touchdowns. Earl Bennett has proven to be a very dependable possession receiver, but this offense needs to some big-time downfield threats. Can Knox consistently be that guy? Let's find out against the Rams.