Nothing says "don't cut me" like a bouquet of roses.
Which is why Bears wideout Devin Aromashodu's idea is sort of brilliant. Rather than leave his NFL chances to fate, he went ahead and purchased all the Bears coaches flowers:
"I sent flowers to all the coaches, to keep me in mind," he said Tuesday.
The Bears are, like so many NFL teams, very near the process of player elimination. Cuts are happening. Professions will be decided. Performances will be either accepted or denied. A whole bunch of players will be returning to whatever it is sub-NFL players do when there's no Arena Football League anymore.
Aromashodu shouldn't need the flowery help. Jay Cutler has reportedly lobbied on the lanky reciever's behalf. And the sweet lay-it-all-out, fingertips grab he made near the endzone two weeks ago did turn some heads.
But when all is said and done, it really doesn't matter which Bears wideouts make the cut. They're all horrible.
Don't get us wrong: We have high hopes for Rashied Davis, Devin Hester and Earl Bennett. It's just that with the possible exception of the Jets -- who at least have Jericho Cotchery -- the Bears have the worst, most inexperienced receiving corps in all the NFL. Whether Aromashodu makes the team probably doesn't even matter.
So go ahead, Bears coaches. Divulge your newfound love for floral arrangements. Give Aromashodu a spot on the team. Whatever it takes, right?
Eamonn Brennan is a Chicago-based writer, editor and blogger. You can also read him at Yahoo! Sports, Mouthpiece Sports Blog, and Inside The Hall, or at his personal site, eamonnbrennan.com. Follow him on Twitter.