Daily Archives: May 30, 2009

The Tower relocates

We were supposed to sign off for the weekend, but we couldn’t ignore the fact that Football Relativity fave Pisa Tinoisamoa – affectionately called The Tower here – landed a new gig with the Bears. It’s a momentous day, reminiscent of when London Bridge moved (at least to me). So here are some thoughts on The Tower’s new home in Chicago; you can compare this move to others in this weekend’s post-draft free agency review.

Tinoisamoa has limitations, but he fits in as a two-down linebacker alongside Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs in Chicago. The Tower (of Pisa) knows Bears coach Lovie Smith from the St. Louis days, so the defense will be familiar. Tinoisamoa is a clean-up tackler who doesn’t make a ton of big plays, but he won’t need to with superstars Briggs and Urlacher there. He should help to stabilize the defense and allow Briggs and Urlacher a bit more freedom to attack, both of which are advantages for the Bears. This seems to be a good fit for the Tower – who really should look into a Sears endorsement now that he’s in Chicago. If he becomes the Sears Tower I’m buying a jersey…

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