Although Jerry Angelo said he wouldn't use the word "disappointed" to describe how he feels about Tommie Harris' production this season, the Bears' general manager minced no words when asked about how the former Pro Bowl defensive tackle is performing this season before the game.
"I was hoping we would see more," Angelo said. "It didn't happen the way we thought. It would've been great because he was ready. He worked hard; nothing short on his part. You couldn't ask a guy to work any harder than he has worked in the offseason, during the season. It's just not clicking. I don't know how to say it other than that. I'm not giving up hope that it can't because we still see the quickness and athleticism that you need to see in practice. Unfortunately, we're not seeing it as much on Sunday. But it's not a lack of effort or toughness. It has nothing to do with his work ethic and hopefully he's going to turn the corner here."
When asked if he cared to respond to Angelo's statement, Harris, who stuffed Ricky Williams for a 3-yard loss in the second quarter, said: "He's right."