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Bears 2012 Positional Review: Offensive Line
In his first season as general manager of the Chicago Bears, GM Phil Emery chose not to address the team's needs along the offensive line. He did not draft a lineman and signed just Chilo Rachal in free agency – a player who left the team midseason after being taken out of the starting lineup. Emery believed the return of Gabe Carimi and Chris Williams would be the boost the front five needed. Instead, both players dramatically underperformed. Williams failed to earn the starting left tackle gig in training camp and sulked about it for two months. The team ended up cutting the former first round pick in midseason. Carimi, the team's first round selection from 2011, also didn't live up to expectations and was benched late in the campaign. To make matters worse, injuries, as well as Rachal's departure, depleted the team of healthy bodies up front, resulting in seven different starting offensive line combinations. In 2012, the Bears finished 25th in the league is sacks allowed (4...
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