Back in August, the Bears had an embarrassment of riches at receiver. Though no number one wideout had emerged, the Bears had plenty of targets for Jay Cutler to hit. The team had returning Bears Devin Hester, Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett.
Roy Williams and Sam Hurd arrived from Dallas, and undrafted free agent Dane Sanzenbacher. Add in tight ends Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth, plus the good hands of running back Matt Forte, and it seemed like the Bears didn't even need a number one receiver.
Eight different players made catches during the Bears season opening win over Atlanta. Seven of them had multiple catches.
Fast forward to yesterday's loss to Seattle. Six players caught passes, with only two getting multiple grabs. The team with more receivers than they could handle now was struggling when looking for targets.
An unbelievable storm of events conspired to get the Bears here. Bennett missed five games with a chest injury. Sanzenbacher shined early on, but fell out o...