Feb 13, 2004 10:12AM ET
Bears: Shea has big plans for Terrell
New Bears offensive coordinator Terry Shea has big plans for the team's top pick from the 2001 draft. "My impression of David Terrell is very high right now, and that's based on a number of games that I've watched on tape," Shea said in response to questions on the team's web site. "He was certainly underused, or for whatever reason he was not allowed to catch a high number of passes last year. But in terms of watching him run routes, avoid defenders on his way into routes, and his explosiveness off the line of scrimmage, I am really excited that David Terrell is here in Chicago and he is going to fit this offense very well."
It's hardly news to fantasy owners that Terrell was underused in Dick Jauron's ultra-conservative offense, so it's nice to see that their new OC at least recognizes his talent. Dez White is a free agent and won't be back, which could finally open the door for David. If Terrell has the right attitude, he could start and have a breakout year in their new, more wide-open scheme.
Hardly worthy of a draft pick, but someone to keep an early eye on for a waiver pick-up.