News came out of Green Bay on Monday that isn't directly Bears-related, but it will be an interesting storyline in the division moving into 2009.
Mike McCarthy announced a day after hiring Dom Capers as his defensive coordinator that the Packers would be switching to a 3-4 defense. That's a significant move because the personnel required to operate a 3-4 is vastly different from a 4-3.
For starters, the Packers are going to need to come up with a stout nose tackle to anchor the attack. The defensive line was a mess for them in 2008, particularly after right end Cullen Jenkins was lost for the season. Some personnel folks question whether it will be a good fit and play to the skills of left end Aaron Kampman.
It's going to be a big shift and there could be an adjustment period. How long? Wait and see.
*** Northern Illinois defensive end Larry English is at the Senior Bowl and according to a report out of the Sporting News, he made some favorable impressions on the first day Monday. English excelled going against Oklahoma offensive tackle Phil Loadholt, who was an All-American
*** Here's a look at Mike Mayock's just updated list of the top five players from every position for the draft. English is fifth on the list.