Glazer: Bears Tried To Deliberately Injure Benson

Jay Glazer, the official retirement announcer for Michael Strahans everywhere, dropped the bomb on Dan Patrick’s radio show yesterday by letting the world know that Cedric Benson’s teammates tried to injure him in training camp in 2006 to allow Thomas Jones to start for the Super Bowl-bound Chicago Bears.

Orson Welles as Macbeth

(We’re pretty sure we know how this one ends)

We don’t really understand where this misguided anger comes from. The Bears defensive team members seemed so level-headed that year. Under duress, they always seemed to take the best action. They never took undue chances. Frankly, we’re shocked. Heavens, that’s enough to drive anyone to drink.

Oops.

Cedric Benson wasn’t the worst bad actor in a vented shirt on the practice field on any given day. Now that the Bears are a collection of bland offensive personnel (at best) and aging misanthropes on defense, the question over the last week has seemed to revolve around how to replace a backup running back on a sinking team.

We’d like to know the answer to another question: do the Bears replace the architects of the deeply flawed ship?

Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo