Bears’ J’Marcus Webb excited to do things the right way at tackle
BY ADAM L. JAHNS firstname.lastname@example.org April 2, 2013 8:46PM
J'Marcus Webb, the sensational 7th round draft choice for the Chicago Bears,
Updated: April 2, 2013 11:31PM
With his legal issues behind him after being arrested in Downstate Illinois for marijuana possession, Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb has one thing to focus on this offseason: re-securing a starting job.
Webb’s competition with Jonathan Scott and Gabe Carimi to be the Bears’ starting right tackle officially began Tuesday with the start of offseason training at Halas Hall.
Webb started every game at left tackle last season but was bumped to the right when the Bears signed two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod.
‘‘Things happen and you can’t control a few things, so it will be a great move,’’ Webb said at the Ed Block Courage Award luncheon at Maryville Academy. ‘‘I can play right tackle. You guys have seen it. I can move my hands a little bit. It should be fun.’’
Webb said the main differences are foot placement and facing ‘‘different guys.’’
‘‘I definitely took a step forward [last season],’’ he said. ‘‘But . . . I’m just here to help in any way possible. It will be fun to get back with the guys and see how this offense takes off.
‘‘In this league, you’ve got to be versatile. To be able to play on Sunday, you’ve got to play both sides. I’m here and able to do anything that the Bears ask me to. I just go at it with open arms.’’
Regarding his arrest on Feb. 24, Webb said he made a mistake. Charges were dropped a few days afterward.
‘‘I’m pretty sure you guys have made some mistakes here and there,’’ he said. ‘‘You don’t look down on it. You just kind of move forward and put things in a positive manner. I’m definitely ready to be back here in Chicago and ready to get to work.’’