NOTE: SINCE WRITING THIS JASON LACANFORA REPORTS THAT THE BEARS HAVE COME TO TERMS WITH A DEAL FOR ROY WILLIAMS.
There is a very funny thing about "Different" that blinds us. I understand that that sentence seems weird but follow me. Think about that girlfriend. Ya know... "THAT" girlfriend. Was probably your longest relationship at the time, nice set of "fill in the blanks" but she couldn't be trusted or there was just something terribly wrong. Not sure how it ended but you wonder how in the world she was able to get into another relationship so fast. How the hell could that guy not see it!!! Or that girl that was just a little bit crazy... ya know... "in a cute, also mysterious way". Who ended up being just a little bit crazy.... ya know... "in a cute, unsolved mysteries way". How did you not see that, how did you get caught in that web of insanity. It's not your fault, blame it on "Different". You believed that she may be crazy around other people but with you things are Different. However Different causes you to lose all sight of logic.
Now I sit here in the Chicago area and hear all of these radio stations gushing over the possibility of having Roy Williams on the Bears. The chance to "Finally have a number one receiver" on their squad. As I hear about Roy Williams "Past connections with Mike Martz" their offensive coordinator, and how he'll be able to get him "to the next level", I start to think, "What's wrong with these people haven't they been watching football?"
Flash back to 2008 with me, the rumor drops that Roy Williams is headed to Dallas, and he's bring his 17 receptions and 238 yards OVER 5 GAMES with him. All we had to give up for him is..... "Who Cares!?!?!? We're getting Roy Frickin' Williams." Two Number one receivers on the same team, this is unprecedented. We'll now have a second guy who can easily get 1000 yards receiving (did it once) or hundred receptions (did it "nonce"). When people brought up his struggles in Detroit naturally in our arrogance we said, "Well of course, that's Detroit, this is Different." Did anybody notice the lack of public outcry in Detroit when they lost(?) this "Game-Changing Superstar".
Now I'm here in Chicago listening to these guys describe a player that I've apparantly never seen. And when a caller talked about this "talented" wide receiver's recent failures I wasn't surprised to here, "C'mon man, we're talking about Dallas. Those guys put the "D" in Dysfunctional". And as the hosts laughed and laughed, and retold story after story about why Dallas is so Dysfunctionally Different I couldn't help but smile as I looked forward to the next city that Roy decides to "bless" with hopes of a superstar that just may be an average receiver with one good season.
And when he lets that team down, as he most absosuredly will. Don't blame it on Roy.... Blame it on Different