Olsen working out with Bears teammates

G. Olsen.jpgThere have been a lot of reports about tight end Greg Olsen this offseason, from trade rumors to unhappiness about his expected role in Mike Martz’s offense.

Olsen, however, isn’t letting his supposed displeasure change his work habits.  And it appears he’s backed down from wanting to be dealt elsewhere.  The Bears have shown no desire to move him publicly.

The former Miami Hurricane has attended the team’s voluntary workouts for more than a week, and already has “a decent grasp on some of the new offensive philosophies
Martz is expected to employ,” according to ESPNChicago’s Jeff Dickerson.

It wouldn’t shock us to hear Olsen’s name mentioned again in trade rumors again at draft time, but it sounds like he won’t be a problem for the Bears should he stick around.

22 responses to “Olsen working out with Bears teammates

  1. Good for Olsen to show up to work. The Chicago media needs something better to do they spin their wheels trying to find a controversy all the time. I think Martz should challenge Olsen to improve his blocking cause thats the first thing a TE should be able to do. Him playing H Back I don’t see being realistic we signed a 300 lb Samoan TE to block and Olsen will be our primary receiver at TE but he still has to block. Showing up to offseason workouts so he can bulk up and work with Meathead Mike Tice can only help that. If Olsen blocked good he would become one of the top TE’s in the league.

  2. Of course he shows up to work, there was never much of a chance for a trade and he has work to do to secure his playing time and learn a new offense.
    In other breaking news, 2 million other people in Chicago also went to work this week, despite the fact a number of them don’t like their jobs.

  3. Vandelay…..get back to your importing/exporting and leave the football talk to people with a brain.

  4. Not So S’Martz only lasts one year per stop for a reason. Olsen will still be with the Bears next year- Pats’ signing of Green Algae Crumpler means that they’re depending on the draft for a TE. Martz will replace Raheem the Dream before next season when the Glazers are trying to package the Bucs for quick sale just before the lockout. Martz goes back to his pulse-stopping anal-ysis on NFL Network.
    Yes, yes, send your thanks and money to me Mr. Know-It-All! (See Florio, two can play the Kick Me sign ploy!)

  5. Olsen has never been a problem reporting or been a problem on or off the field. He manned up and signed as a rookie before training camp unlike many 1st round a-holes.
    And Artie boy, Bears fans like their weiners Chicago Style … cocktail weiners are for AFC folks 🙂

  6. Olsen never should have bitched in the first place. If he really wants to get the ball(and ultimately get paid) he needs to learn to do what will help the team on every snap. Hey, Vandelay I had to complement you when I saw your cool handle, and to think you are even better at being a tool than you are at picking screen names. I guess when you are a jerk finding a good alias becomes an important skill.

  7. unlike who the bears had last year martz might actualy be willing to make an adj. to his offense to fit what olsen does best which is catch the ball. I am pretty sure he can block well enough but his strength is catching so why make him just another blocker? anyway without that idiot turner running the ball up the middle to loaded fronts and throwing a screen to hester every other 3rd. down along with always calling a play that is at least 3yards short of what they needed on third down the bears will be improved on offense. and despite what you jealous cheeseheads and viqueen fans think the addition of peppers and the return of urlacher the defense will be better also, so in short watch out for the bears!

  8. @pondbridge “Not So S’Martz only lasts one year per stop for a reason. Olsen will still be with the Bears next year- Pats’ signing of Green Algae Crumpler means that they’re depending on the draft for a TE. Martz will replace Raheem the Dream before next season when the Glazers are trying to package the Bucs for quick sale just before the lockout. Martz goes back to his pulse-stopping anal-ysis on NFL Network.”
    I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!

  9. “For more than a week, he already has “a decent grasp on some of the new offensive philosophies Martz is expected to employ.”
    Should be interesting how he fits in this year.

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