There was skepticism about how new Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz would use tight ends, since he didn't highlight the position in the past, particularly with the St.Louis Rams.
But through two weeks of training camp, the Bears' tight ends have been a prominent part of Martz's offense, most notably deep post routes to Greg Olsen.
Has he ever had a tight end as athletic as Olsen?
''No, never,'' Martz said. ''So this is a whole new banana for me.''
In fact, Martz said Desmond Clark also is more athletic than the tight ends he had in St. Louis.
''Both of them,'' Martz said, ''so to have those guys ... it's thrilling because we've created a lot of things for just him and Dez. To have that is just so cool.''
Olsen was flattered.
''It's a great compliment,'' Olsen said. ''He's been around some Hall of Fame-caliber players, and he's had tremendous success.
Greg Olsen has been slipping is some various fantasy football drafts. If Martz continues to utilize the TE position, Olsen could be a late round steal.