This is the final part in my look at the Chicago Bears offensive unit, and I saved the most talked about position group for the end. Offensive tackle is the high profile o-line position, as it's the tackles that that are tasked with stopping the athletic edge rushers.
J'Marcus Webb - Signed through 2013 - I'll just get this out of the way right now; J'Marcus Webb no longer sucks. If you're still holding onto Webb as the poster child for Chicago garbage offensive linemen, then you are mistaken. Webb's first year as RT was crap, his first year at LT was terrible, but in his 3rd year he improved to become an average NFL tackle. Does he still need to get better? Oh hell yea, but we're talking about a 24 year old player (DOB: 8-8-88) about to enter his 4th year in the NFL.
Now by no means am I trying to celebrate his mediocrity, but if you're blindly proclaiming 'Webb sucks' then I have a right to question your football acumen. I watched Webb very carefully this year, and those brief flashes of good play that I saw in years one and two were more prevalent in year three. He was more consistent in his technique, and the laziness I saw in years past didn't show up as much in 2012.
Bears 2013 Roster Turnover: Tackle (Or why J'Marcus Webb staying on the team is OK)
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