“He’s a different type of receiver. He’s a different target for me.” Those are the words that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler used to describe 6’2″ wide receiver Devin Aromashodu.
I simply call him the other “Devin”, because his last name is so hard to pronounce, but seriously Jay Cutler is right, Aromashodu is a different target for him. Cutler needs a big guy out their other than Greg Olsen catching passes. His current set of wide receivers, Hester (5’11″), Bennett (6’0″), and Knox (6’0″) are the shortest receiving combo in the league and their considered midgets among league averages. Cutler needs that type of receiver he has been lacking all season, the one who can provide a mismatch. The one Cutler can just throw the ball up to him and he can catch it because he is that much taller than the defender.
I’m just saying up to this point the Bears offense hasn’t been very good, why not make a change? They can start using more four receiver sets, or they can let Hester and Knox focus more on returning kicks and punts.
Aromashodu may not be the answer to the Bears offensive woes, but I’m sure he can help. Jay Cutler had a guy named Brandon Marshall in Denver, yea he is 6’4″ and is a very talented wide receiver. The Bears current receivers, Hester, Bennett and Knox are talented, but they just aren’t experienced enough right now to get the job done. I think in the long run they can be a very deadly trio, but they need a change and right now would be a good time to make it.
Giving Jay Cutler a big target other than Greg Olsen (6’5″) is probably the best idea the Bears can have. Everyone forgets that the other “Devin” actually was the third receiver coming into Week 1, but he went down with an injury and rookie Johnny Knox stepped in.
The Bears offense should be better with this change, but the way Ron Turner has been calling plays these days especially in the red zone, I don’t know how much it can actually help. The only change that was good to see last Thursday night, was having Matt Forte catch more screen passes, something this team should have been doing all season.Let’s see if this change, if they listen to me, will make us better.
Devin Aromashodu please help the Bears out. Thanks.