On the ground in Chicago

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

CHICAGO -- With the Cardinals-Bears game approaching, NFC North alderman Kevin Seifert joined me over a Giordano's pizza for a divisional summit Saturday night.

We almost forgot to talk about football.

There will be plenty of time for that Sunday.

Kevin and I did talk some about left tackles. The Bears are getting by with Orlando Pace. The Cardinals' Mike Gandy is in a contract year. Other teams in the divisions we cover also face issues at the position.

Good luck finding one in free agency. As an NFL scout reminded me earlier in the day, left tackles are so scarce that the Steelers twice used their franchise tag on Max Starks, who wasn't even a full-time starter some of that time.