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    From Jay Mariotti's column today:

    "Forgive me, but there is at least one area I would view as unsettled. That would be receiver, where Muhsin Muhammad is an aging possession guy surrounded by various projects at a position painfully influential in the most recent one-and-done postseason ouster. I seem to recall a spectacular performance by a certain Steve Smith, which not only exposed Charles Tillman as a salty Peanut but reminded us that the Bears lack a similar receiving gamebreaker. With the 26th pick in the first round, Angelo and Lovie Smith had two impressive options in Ohio State burner Santonio Holmes and Florida's gifted Chad Jackson. But just before their turn arrived, they were one-upped by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are Super Bowl champions for a reason -- they identify their prize and grab it. That prize was Holmes, leaving the Bears with Jackson and his 4.32 combine speed as a delicious alternative.

    Oddly, Jerry and Lovie passed, letting the New England Patriots take him 10 picks later. Never mind that Bill Cowher and Bill Belichick wear Super Bowl rings and help operate state-of-the-art organizations."

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