It was a sparse crowd in open locker room this afternoon at Halas Hall but cornerback Nathan Vasher stopped to chat about the shortcomings of the defense. We'll check in later with some comments and analysis of the situation.
After coaches' review of the game, linebacker Lance Briggs was credited with a team-high 13 tackles (nine solos) in the 21-14 loss to Tennessee, valuting him ahead of strong safety Kevin Payne for the team lead with 78 tackles. Payne is next with 77 after notching 11.
Linebacker Brian Urlacher was credited with four tackles, the fourth time in five games he has had five tackles or less. Urlacher was caught in no man's land for much of the game. He was walking up on the line of scrimmage and when Titans quarterback Kerry Collins dropped back to pass, his responsibility often was the back in the backfield. That meant Urlacher followed the back or would be a late rusher, a difficult position to put anyone in. Urlacher was also credited with two tackles for loss and a QB hurry.
Garrett Wolfe, Corey Graham and Darrell McClover had two special teams tackles apiece..