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23 days to Camp: Examining the Bears at defensive tackle

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We flip back to the defense today in our position-by-position previews and take a look at the defensive tackles on the roster. Four Down Territory is coming Friday when we take a break from position previews so get your questions in. Here we go.

Projected starters: Tommie Harris, 6-3, 295, 6th year, Oklahoma; Anthony Adams, 6-0, 310, 7th year, Penn State

Others

Dusty Dvoracek, 6-3, 303, 4th year, Oklahoma
Jarron Gilbert, 6-5, 285, R, San Jose State
Marcus Harrison, 6-3, 312, 2nd year, Arkansas
Israel Idonije, 6-6, 270, 6th year, Manitoba
Matt Toeaina, 6-2, 308, 2nd year, Oregon

Projected depth chart

UT: Harris, Idonije, Gilbert
NT: Adams, Harrison

2009 salary cap numbers

Anthony Adams $1,087,500
Dusty Dvoracek $723,825
Jarron Gilbert $641,500
Tommie Harris $9,090,000
Marcus Harrison $553,851
Israel Idonije $3,488,533
Matt Toeaina $465,200

Number of defensive tackles on 2008 roster at start of the season: 5/6 (6 if you counted Idonije as a tackle)

Projected number of defensive ends on 2009 roster at start of the season: 5

The skinny: This is the position that will draw a lot of attention heading into the season. The Bears believe in building from the line back and that philosophy was evident when the team used its first draft pick on Gilbert back in April. It was not the greatest need, in fact it was far from it, but the organization is committed to collecting quality linemen. Now all Gilbert has to do is be known for more than jumping out of a pool, but more on him later on. Harris is the motor that drives the front seven and he was brought along with care during the offseason. It made sense. Nothing Harris could have done on the final day of minicamp in March or during some of the OTA's in May and June was going to translate on the field in September when it counts. He has a balky left knee and the team is playing it smart. It's all about getting quality snaps out of Harris when it matters. He was on the field for 623 plays last season spread across 14 games. That's a good number for him this season over 16 games. If the Bears get a solid rotation going they will not have to lean on Harris as much and perhaps will be able to preserve him for the stretch run. That figure of 623 was easily tops for interior lineman. The wild card guy here in the bunch is Harrison. He showed sparks during his rookie season when he had five QB hits, two sacks, two passes defended and three tackles for loss, but he also disappeared on occasion. Harrison has a knee issue that lingers with him. Remember, he had an ACL reconstruction entering his final year of school. He's bulked up or ballooned up depending on how you look at it, and that's probably for more action at nose tackle although he'll probably see time at both spots. If he can step forward--some had a first-round grade on him but the knee issue and the drug bust dropped him to the third round--the Bears will be very much improved. But don't forget Adams. He's been the most consistent performer on the interior for two seasons. Lost behind Dvoracek for the first half of the season, he emerged and you had to scratch your head wondering what took him so long to get on the field. He's stout vs. the run and he adds more of an interior pass rush than Dvoracek, who wore down as the season went along. Dvoracek has finished the season on injured reserve each of his three seasons and he's all the way back from a biceps injury. He could be hard pressed to make the roster. The Bears kept nine linemen going into the 2008 season and Alex Brown, Adewale Ogunleye, Mark Anderson, Henry Melton, Idonije, Adams, Gilbert, Harris and Harrison figure to have roster spots the way we break it down. Injuries could happen and we could be wrong. Both have happened before and both will happen again. There's not a person we've encountered who doesn't really like Dvoracek but he will have to have a big camp and preseason most likely. Gilbert is an interesting guy because he's a little light and who knows if he eventually winds up outside, maybe at left end. But he'll get to learn from Harris and that's a good place to start, especially if Harrison is going to be worked more at nose. Idonije will probably play all four spots on the line before the season is over. Picking a spot for him is tough because he's so versatile. Toeaina is in a tough position just like Dvoracek. Some people really like him as a run stuffer but there will only be so many spots under new line coach Rod Marinelli, the man charged with getting the most out of this unit. Notice we're not diving into the whole subject of whether or not Marinelli can be a savior.

The upside: Pretty simple. Harris returns to dominant Pro Bowl form. He started the 2006 season as a legitimate defensive player of the year candidate and when he's on top of his game, that's how good he can be. When he's that good, everyone around him is better. The upside would also involve Harrison blooming and Gilbert being a quality role player getting 10-15 snaps per game. For good measure, the upside also mandates Adams not be lost in the shuffle.

The downside: Just as simple. Harris' left knee makes you wonder what the Bears were thinking when they signed him to a contract extension last monthsummer. Without a dominant under tackle it's hard to make the Tampa Two work.

On the hot seat: Harris. He's not going anywhere so he's not on the hot seat in that sense, but pressure for him to regain top form is there. Dvoracek will be pushed to make the roster when considering the numbers and his injury history.

Final thought: It ought to be enjoyable watching Marinelli work with his group during training camp. The players have quickly taken to him and he's preaching details, details, details. If the defensive line and the interior shines, the Bears can become a top 10 defense again this season, no question. They'll make the ends better and they'll make the linebackers better. It rubs off on everyone. That's not to say this is where the entire story of the defense is, but it starts with the players closest to the ball. Always has.

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Brad,
thanks for posting this so early, I love waking up to new Bears news! I agree that OTA and mini camp is not a big deal, but is Harris' knee really going to come back? Can we expect him to ever return to the form we love to see? I am not saying it is so, but I am wondering if maybe it is time to lower expectations for Harris, 09 will tell us what we need to know.

It feels weird as a Bears fan to be excited about the offense, and worried about the Defense. Not natural, not natural at all.

Bear Down Chi Town!

does it strike you as at all strange that half this group has persisent injury problems? I would think the depth chart will end up reflecting that more than anything else. Better stop dreaming about a healthy Harris and Dvoracek and start visualizing the Adams-Gilbert tandem. Is that a winning combination? That's the big question.

As for Marinelli, we're all impressed that he's "preaching details." What were the previous coaches preaching? Hairstyles? Does Marinelli know some secret, magic "details" that turn lackadaisical, damaged, undersized guys into monster pass rushers? Can we please stop worshiping this man before he's done anything resembling professional coaching?

B-square that's great stuff. They have all been good, but D-Tackle is your best writeup so far setting up training camp. Keep it coming.

Brad - you've got me a little confused here. Isn't Izzy being moved back to defensive end? Hence the earlier articles on the weight loss, etc?

Tommie Harris is one of those enigma type players. He has not finished a season totally healthy since 2005. And then, he vanished in the Panthers playoff game. I am not a Harris fan at all. He has great talent, but hes a mental case that needs constant prodding. I would not have given him any extra money until he proves hes healthy and can contribute for the whole 16 games. He had a good season in 2007, but fizzled out in the last 5 games. Anthony Adams is one of those guys you want on your team. He plays hard the whole game and has that "great motor" that inspires his team. Harrison is solid too.. but the minor knee issue may require that he rotate in and out. I like Dvoracek.. I know hes hurt alot.. but nobody tries/plays harder then he does. Overall, this line still has alot of questions. If Harris goes down again with the knee problem and Marcus Harrison cant hold up with his knee problem, there are big problems. Then you are looking at Adams at the NT and Gilbert playing the 3 spot. Fine by me.. Youth and energy served there.. As the D-Line goes.. so does this defense..

You mention that Toomie Harris singed a new extension last month - I hope to God you meant last year because I missed that shocking news if it's true.

I really think the big question is whether or not these guys, in any combination, can pressure the quarterback.I also like this post but would like your take on the pass-rushing aspect, Brad. I know it's early and the pads have not been on yet, but are the Bears going to stand around waiting while the quarterback has all the time in the world to allow his receivers to get open? That happened all too many times last year, and as a consequence the corners and safeties caught a bit of undeserved criticism.

Just like Brad said Gilbert is a little light for a tackle and I see him being a end in the long run. One day you might look up and see Melton and Gilbert the ends of the future on the field soon. The incumbants are getting long in the tooth and could be cap casualties down the line.

i think Jarron Gilbert will be a breakout player in his 1st year. so, why don't the Bears start him with Harris or make him share time with Idonije.

If Brad's upside plays out, the Bears are serious Super Bowl contenders. If the downside becomes reality, they'll be lucky to win the division. When I played in high school I quickly learned that the lines were the basis of everything that happens. If the defensive line plays well, so does the rest of the defense. (Remember in '85 when opposing receivers were running open but opposing QBs were on their backs or running for their lives and couldn't get them the ball?) And like Brad mentioned, in the Tampa 2 the under tackle must consistently generate a pass rush in order for the pass rush to work, which is the only way that the pass defense will be good. So let's all pray/hope/whatever that Tommie Harris's knee allows him to return to top form. Otherwise, the Bears are in trouble here.

Anybody else here think that Harris is a bit bloody over paid and far too underworked, while others are busting their backsides for less dollars and cents? Or is it just me?

Maybe I'm the only one confused by this, but...

Harris has knee problems that most likely aren't going away, so the hope is to slightly reduce the amount of snaps he takes in the rotation.

So the Bears have Harrison gain weight and switch him to back up Adams, while having Izzy (who has once again gotten back down to DE weight)play at the 3-Tech?

I'm a big fan of both Izzy and Harrison, but I just can't see the logic in having Harrison gain weight to back up a position that people arent worried about (NT) instead of one that they are worried about (UT).

Is it as simple as the organization is still over-confident with Harris and still doesn't respect Adams? I'd think after two full seasons they would have a more realistic view.

Bear Down!

These countdown position recaps are great, Brad. The Bears can be serious contenders this season. I just wish they had a first class surface to play on. The stadium is a great venue, not a bad seat in the house, but it sure would be nice to see the City/Team do something about the field. It is one of the worst surfaces in the league.

With so many home games in the second half of the season, there won't be a good time to re-sod the surface, and even when it has been done in the past, they have never re-sodded outside the numbers.

Bottom line is, we are deeper on the D line than we were last year, even with Gilbert & Melton being rookies and seeing a small portion of the reps, they are good enough to play this year and help out. Our rotation coupled with the fact that the improved offense is going to be on the field alot more, is going to really help the injury & fatigue problem. And excuse me but Marinelli has proven for many years that he is the master, when it comes to coaching the D line! Izzy, lighter or not can play any position he or the coaches want him to! We are going to be much better this year! BEAR DOWN!

Nigel mentioned Harris being overrated and underproductive, and I have to agree. I like Tommie, but he is at best a pass rush specialist that relies on his speed, and when injuries occur, which they do more often to undersized players than stout ones, they are no longer dominant in any way. Harris does NOT stop the run which no one on here seems to want to talk about, and a lineman's job forst and foremost is to stop the run. If you want to build a championship defense you must have a great nose tackle who can handle the double teams and make the others around him generate single blocks. Tommie can get road graded down the field by a SINGLE blocker in the run game, and with his knee issues his one area of domination, the passing game, is no longer available. You could make the argument that a guy like Anthony Adams or even Matt Tuinea make better plays against the run than Harris ever has, and were sitting here arguing whether or not a guy like Tuinea will even make the team. Bottom line is the success of our D-Line will depend on the success or failure to stop the run, and even if Coach Marinelli makes great strides to get these guys to be better pass rushers and generate more sacks, it won't mean anything if we continue to get pushed down the field in the run game. Would you pass on the Bears if you could successfully run it down there throat?

Plain and simple, the season hinges on the success or failure of the D line, if all remains the same healthwise on both sides of the ball. D line dominance is paramount in 2009. Let's get going. Bring on camp.

"But don't forget Adams. He's been the most consistent performer on the interior for two seasons."


Really? I found AA underwhleming and painfully average at best in 2007. Our run D took a bug hit with him starting after looking so strong with DD in there in, admittedly just the first game aginst San Diego.

Last year after Dusty tailed off and then got hurt, Adams did play very well (better than I had ever seen him play) towards the end of last season. I wonder if that was due to him being so fresh towards the end because I had never seen him play like that.

By Bill Holland on July 8, 2009 2:25 PM
"Harris does NOT stop the run which no one on here seems to want to talk about, and a lineman's job forst and foremost is to stop the run."

To be fare Harris is an Under Tackle in the Tampa 2, his first job is to disrupt the play. If it's a running play he is to push the RB to the outside if he cannot make a play on him. It's the job of the NT/NG/DT what ever you want to call him to cover the interior run in the Tampa 2. Harris is still suppose to go after the RB if he can, but his main focus is disruption. Actually the front 4 of the T2 is suppose to focus on disruption and pass rush in general. It's always been a little weak against the run. Probably because the modern version ov the T2 was designed to disrupt the WCO which is a Pass first offense.

Izzy is going to be the swing, and Gilbert is not that great of an end, he looked best at DT in college, and at times struggled at end. It's why he was switched to DT. He is young, give him a couple years to bulk up a little more. However I would not be surprised if he one day ends up at DT and not Under Tackle. He really has a frame similar to Haynesworth and athletic ability, he is just really raw. I do not think the Tampa 2 is the best system gor him however. He could be an end in a 3-4 ala Seymore, or a DT in a single gap 4-3.

Championships are won at the line of scrimmage, pure and simple! The O-line and D-line are the catalyst of all that takes place on the field. It is detrimental that the these two units deliver. If they don't the struggle will continue. The good news is, there is alot of promise. I like the direction of the D-line with Marinelli leading the way. Hopefully Harris and Dvoracek remain healthy, Harrison and Adams continue to improve, Idonije will be steady inside and out and Gilbert is as good as we all hope. I see alot of good here. Go Bears!

Heres an idea.. why not tweak this Tampa/Chicago/Whatever-2 defense.. Why not get a massive run stuffing 2 gap NT to eat up the middle and have a small/fast 3 tackle to penetrate.. You could shift that 3 tackle around to create mismatches.. When coordinators get creative.. they win. This smaller/quicker cover-2 type style is not that sound. Its based on getting to the QB to get sacks. The previous posters got it right... Stop the run..Take that away.. and teams become very beatable. This come back of the 3-4 was way over do.. Its a great system. Its primary job is to shut down the run. Then you have 4 LB's that came at you from every angle. Our play a 4-3 style like the Giants.. two giant interior tackles matched up with very athletic DE's.. seems to work.. Bottom line.. when your D is not set up to stop the run first.. there is something wrong with that.

For Tommie Harris to be as good as we know he can be, I think one thing has to happen; some one has to really step it up and be good enough to supplant him.
Nagging injuries are not going to go away, and if your starting position on the team is secured, you are not going to risk blowing out a knee. As much as I like his play when he's on top of his game, unless his job is in jeopardy, I don't see Tommie Harris becoming dominant again. I don't like to see guys lose their jobs, but some guys just need to be pushed.
Isreal is a valuable guy to have, but he can't supplant a Tommie Harris. I hope Marcus (if he's not bulking up to be a NT) and Jarron really step it up.
Maybe simply using Tommie Harris less would work. Better rotation for all of the guys.
And I hope Dusty gets his break (not literally, though, he's had enough of those).
So, keep 5, count Isreal as a DE, relegate Matt to practice squad duty.

Ma Creighton,

Can little Creighton come out and play? We want to see him in his pink panties signing the praises of Brando and Angelo outside of Soldier Field.

Ma Creighton says "no he is in the basement reading and posting on Biggs blog."

Thanks Ma Creighton but I can always tell when he posts because of his typos while posting under the curious name of Anonymous. There is nothing Anonymous about Creighton.

Say Ma Creighton can you tell your son to "Man Up".

Ma Creighton: "He can't."

Tell him to try.

Generally, a team would be looking for ways to dump a non-starting special team player with a $3.5 m cap number. His roster spot is locked regardless of the other d-linemen. I believe that Lovie will keep 8 linemen...and Idonije (end).

I'm not sure about this love affair with Adams. He is a good, solid player but Dvoracek is more disruptive and more difficult to block. Given the depth (9 players), I do not understand how Dusty could be cut in a contract year due to fear about potential injuries. If he gets hurt, Adams moves up and Toeaina is signed off the street like in 2008.

That Biggs is talking about Dusty being "in a tough position" makes me nervous…

The player most likely to be cut is Mark Anderson…Unless Marinelli can teach him how to attack the OT and not just the space outside of him.

I know I am "old school".... but how can there be a "team" concept when one player makes three times as much as the rest combined....? and only plays about one-third of the plays ...? IF we get lucky!!
I tire of over paid premadonnas. If he's hurt, is he worth all of that... on one leg? Not to mention the "injury" between his ears!
Play the healthy, enthusiastic young players, and let Maranelli coach them up.

""I believe that Lovie will keep 8 linemen...and Idonije (end).""

The front four on the "D" is the most important part of the defense. Angelo sr. will not limit the amount of bodies simply because of the injury risks associated with Harris, Dusty and now Marcus Harrisons bulky knee.

They will keep (4) pure DE's ie.... Brown, Ogunleye, Anderson(maybe) and either rookie Melton or Ervin Baldwin. If Anderson continues to be a ghost when camp comes then I could easily see him getting axed and the Bears go to war with Baldwin and Melton as the #3/#4 DE's with the added security of Idonije getting time in the rotation as well...

Idonije figures to be a swing guy like Brad pointed out. He is versatile enough to play all four positions along the Line and will be valuable once again on ST's especially with him slimmimg down to his pre-2008 season weight....

DT's will include at a minnimum, Harris, Harrison, Adams and Gilbert. After that they will keep either Dusty or Matt Toeaina for the fifth tackle.... I would suspect it would be Dusty baring another injury of course.

(4) DE's
(5) DT's
(1) Hybrid (Israel Idonije)

Go Bears !!

""but how can there be a "team" concept when one player makes three times as much as the rest combined....? and only plays about one-third of the plays ...? IF we get lucky!!""


I don't think you read Brad's post thouroghly enough !!


Harris played 623 snaps in the 14-games he suited up for. That's 56.8% of the defensive snaps for the entire 16-game season which rounded out to a total of 1,111 plays..... That also amounts to Harris being on the field for 44.5 snaps per game out of a 69.4 snap per game average.... I don't know about you but 44.5 snaps a game is a huge load for a big man, especially considering the following breakdown of the rest of the D-lineman's playing time:

Israel Idonije 475, 42.75%, 16 games.
Marcus Harrison 419, 37.71%, 16 games.
Dusty Dvoracek 401, 36.09%, 12 games.
Anthony Adams 300, 27.00%, 9 games.
Adewale Ogunleye 878, 79.02%, 16 games.
Alex Brown 853, 76.78%, 16 games.
Mark Anderson 490, 44.10%, 16 games.

Only the starting DE's had more playing time then Tommie last season. Tommie led all DT's in playing time even after only playing in (14) games.

Where you got him only playing a 3'rd of time is beyond me.

Go Bears !!

Harris's issue is about his play, not how often he's on the field. Of course, if he's injured and can't play often, that becomes an issue, too, but that's not what's going on now. If he doesn't disrupt, the whole defense falls apart in this system. In order to disrupt, he must return to his old form, say 2006 before he was injured. Otherwise, he's a waste of money and the Bears need to find someone else.

Sitting in the 4th row next to the tunnel you could see just the way Harris was walking (or limping) that there is no way he should have played that many snaps on a bum knee. I hope the Bears haven't ruined him because it was in 07 when he had a knee injury I believe it was a torn PCL and he was out there the very next week. Thats a 4 week injury and he missed no time? I still believe in Harris and Urlacher but they have got to get healthy before they go out there week 1. If not then get some other guys in there until we can get back the old Harris and Urlacher. Hopefully the other lineman will step up cause last year we got no push and nobody on the line got over 6 sacks. Rivera used these guys much better getting pressure off the edge with our athletic players. Blitzing up the middle doesn't work when your guys are smaller quicker defenders Babich! Hopefully Lovie gets it right running the D this year.
GO BEARS!

By BensonSucks on July 9, 2009 9:42 AM

"Harris played 623 snaps in the 14-games he suited up for. That's 56.8% of the defensive snaps for the entire 16-game season which rounded out to a total of 1,111 plays"

Interesting little side note this comment, is that the Bears had under a 1000 offensive plays, which means the defense was on the field more than the offense in just about every game. That is not a great winning formula.

By Wrigley Field Bear on July 9, 2009 11:00 AM
"Harris's issue is about his play, not how often he's on the field."

Not exactly true because you want your best players on the field and he is suppose to be there best defensive linemen. Even though Goon and Brown were both on the field a lot more than him. He did manage to come in 3rd out of 4. As for his play, he should probably not throw away the ball to the other team this year. Oh Tommie you cost the Bears that game against the Falcons as much as the secondary did.

Well how about this idea:Everyone from coaches to players on the defense need to step up.....Marinelli needs to focus and prove them all wrong. Babich needs to b fired or demoted again...and lovie i think will not fair as well having to coach the "D" and the "O"...Whatever happens the bears have alot of talent on defense and need to utilize it....

Thanks for the response and insight BS.... not to mention the calculator work, but......

I read the #'s .... and I believe them just like I believe the number of tackles Urlacher gets credited with making.... I prefer to believe my eyes. And where did the defense rank..vs run... pass rush? If A $9 million player "played" that much shouldn't those numbers have been better?

Being on the field ,and "playing" are different stories.
The Bears are still paying way too much for way too little production from this so-called "stud". I honestly hope he regains his old form, but don't see it happening. I hope I'm wrong. I used to be a Tommie Harris fan... I did not like what I saw last year on or off of the field.

Just my humble opinion.

""I prefer to believe my eyes. And where did the defense rank..vs run... pass rush? If A $9 million player "played" that much shouldn't those numbers have been better?""


Perhaps but here is a further breakdown by the numbers to shed more light on the subject. Of course, tackles are subjective being an un-official stat but as a whole for each player listed, it is useful information to shed light on the players impact:

Harris:
(14) games, 623 plays, 37 tackels, 5 sacks, 1 forced fumble

Dusty:
(12) games, 401 plays, 29 tackles, no sacks, 2 passes defensed

Adams:
(9) games, 300 plays, 21 tackles, nothing else

Harrison:
(16) games, 419 plays, 28 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 passes defensed

Anderson:
(16) games, 490 plays, 18 tackles, 1 sack, 2 passes defenses, 1 forced fumble

Izzy:
(16) games, 475 plays, 24 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 6 passes defensed

Brown:
(16) games, 853 plays, 44 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 7 passes defensed

Ogunleye:
(16) games, 878 plays, 62 tackles, 5 sacks, 1 INT, 5 passes defensed


Based on the numbers, Tommie had a succesful year compared to his counter parts. As far as tackles per play average goes Tommie came in last at 1 per every 16.8 plays. Harrison averaged 1 every 14.9 plays, Adams had 1 per every 14.2 plays and Dusty did the best at 1 per every 13.8 plays but he can't stay healthy either. Tommie led the group in sacks.

Izzy was an oddity because he played DT and DE at times so it's unfare to lump him in with the DT's because he was moving around the line so his stats would be padded in certain situations.

Obviously the DE's, particularly Brown and Ogunleye made more impact plays but that is how the defense is supposed to work right ??? The D-tackles disrupt the middle, tie up some double teams and let the DE's clean up facing one-on-one blocking....


Go Bears !!

""To be fare Harris is an Under Tackle in the Tampa 2, his first job is to disrupt the play.""


To simplify the job's of the D-lineman the first priority for any down lineman is GAP control, then they must move upfield to disrupt the play. The LB's job is even simplier, read the key's fill the GAPS and clean up the play....

Some of our biggest issues the past few seasons besides BFF Bob Babich's play calling is (A)the lack of GAP discapline, (B)poor tackling and (C)the lack of any consistant push in the trenches to actually disrupt the play.

Lovie can correct the alignment/assignment part of the equation by calling better plays and making sure his players are in the right positions to succeed. It is up to Marineli and then the players themselves to clean up the other stuff inorder for the Defense to return to pre-Bob Babbich DC form.


Go Bears !!

Contrary to the statement in the blog, I think D-line was in fact the #1 area of need going into the draft. I correctly predicted the Bears would take a d-lineman with their first pick. It was pretty obvious given what they had done in free agency, the importance of the position and the fact they would not get a top WR prospect after the Cutler trade.

I correctly predicted heads in the Bears-Falcons coin toss last year.

The D line will be better for a number of reasons. Marinelli is a good D line coach and will get the most out of the talent. The offense will control the ball and time of possession will improve allowing the D to be more rested. Tommie Harris will grow up mentally and have a good year, be more rested due to a better rotation. Harrison and Adams make a good NT combo, Ogunleye and Anderson are playing for a big free agent contract (watch both improve) and Alex Brown will have his typically solid year.

We are looking at a top five D this year, top 5 in turnovers and top 10 in sacks, top 5 against the run and top 10 against the pass with the D line very good (not great) the linebackers (great) the DB's very good (not great) special teams giving the D and O good field position, the offense controlling time of possession and Lovie calling the defense, his specialty.

I can't wait for the first game.

Go Bears!!!!!!!

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