As it was, the Bears offered him about a $4mil and he still walked. And that was a very fair offer considering his play had nosedived for two seasons. The mistake the Bears made wasn't in letting Kruetz walk, it was in having no plan at all for afterwards. There was plenty of time to see it coming.Correct on both counts Everton. If I remember right there was only about $250,000, maybe $500,000 separating what Kruetz wanted and JA offered. I think it was a rabid agent that screwed the whole deal and I'm pissed to this day. Yes his play had diminished considerably but he kept the rest of the O-line in line, called out players for their brain-farts and was stellar in reading defenses which he could relay to the other 4. Garza simply doesn't have that same ability nor ever claimed he did so I'm not ragging on him either.