Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bear Down Sunday #2

The Bears stand at 1-0 after (barely) beating the Detroit Lions. Today, the Bears face the Dallas Cowboys, who are 0-1. Today will also be the season debut of the Cowboys offensive lineman Marc Colombo.
The Bears drafted offensive tackle Marc Colombo in the first round of the 2002 draft. After a series of injuries, the Bears gave up on Colombo during the 2005 season. Near the end of the 2005 season, Colombo signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Despite a few more injuries, Colombo has established himself as a solid member of their offensive line.
With Jay Cutler seemingly always under pressure, Colombo might look good wearing the orange and blue again, protecting Cutler a bit. He might also help the running game.
I met Colombo during his tenure with the Bears. He was talkative and friendly to the fans present. For a young player, he seemed very well spoken and composed. By the picture, you can also see, he is one big man.
Hopefully Colombo will not be much of a factor in the game today. The Bears need to get to Romo to have a real chance at winning.
Marc Colombo and me in Skokie, IL-Early 2000's.


Anonymous said...

Colombo, in addition to being a pro football player, is also a heavy metal singer. Along with teammate Leonard David and former teammate (now Miami Dolphin) Cory Proctor, the band Free Reign rocks pretty hard. I had the privilege to interview Marc via telephone several months ago, very nice guy and very passionate about his music.

The interview is here:

And you can check out some of the music here:

Johngy said...

Excellent extra info there. Thanks for the links.