Long before this web log existed, I suggested that the Bears should select Brandon Jacobs to help assist a running game that was sorely lacking. The SIU product (by way of Auburn and Coffeyville Community College) ran past, around and through opposing defenses at the Division I-AA level (now known as the FCS) en route to a 1,000 yard season.
The Bears did take care of their running back problem ... by drafting Cedric Benson in the first round of that draft. And before the Giants swooped in and took Jacobs, the Bears selected Kyle Orton.
I'm still convinced that was the best Saluki football team I've ever seen ... and still hold to this day that had then-head coach Jerry Kill let Jacobs control the ball rather than splitting the duties evenly, I would have witnessed a national championship during my time in Carbondale.
Jacobs, nor the Salukis, got that football championship. But the mountain of a running back did win a Super Bowl ring with the Giants. I guess that is somewhat of a consolation prize.
On Saturday night, Jacobs conquered another challenge. Brian Urlacher.
I'll take that pat on the back now. Thanks.