Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions. Biggs thinks the Bears will move Hroniss Grasu back to center this Sunday and that Matt Slauson will find his way back to left guard. Slauson did a good job filling in at center but I would agree that it’s about getting your best five on to the line at once.
“The unknown right now is right guard. Vladimir Ducasse has a team-high eight penalties and has had a ninth called against him declined. It’s a situation now where Patrick Omameh might get a shot at right guard in place of Ducasse. Stay tuned on that. What’s impressive is line coach Dave Magazu and offensive coordinator Adam Gase have transitioned rather seamlessly with a handful of different changes on the line this season.”
like most of head coach John Fox‘s staff, Magazu and Gase have, indeed, done a good job in the face of quite a bit of shuffling. The players, of course, deserve a great deal of credit as well.
Having said that, neither Ducasse nor Omameh is a great option to be starting anywhere on your line. Both are decent back ups at best, Ducasse perhaps a little worse than Omameh.
The question of where the Bears should go in the draft is already coming up a lot among fans. It’s a given that getting a quarterback of the future should always be the highest priority. Defensive pass rusher should be high at all times, as well. Usually I would put left tackle in this category, as well, but the Bears seem to have a glut at the position at the moment.
Those considerations aside, interior offensive line tops my list. It doesn’t have to be in the first round but the Bears need at least one starting guard.