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Moore had to wait for his time

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D.J. Moore's confidence if off the charts but he somehow manages to avoid coming across as obnoxiously cocky, which is no small feat. Take the play-making nickelback's answer to a question about what has changed for him from last season to this season.

"I didn't play last year," he said, earnestly. "Sometimes you've just got to wait and I had a little different attitude last year. I could've played last year but sometimes you've got to wait when it's not your time."

When asked about his attitude last year, he said: "I was mad last year. I didn't play and I knew I was good, so I was upset. You've just got to work hard and wait for the coach to put you out there."

Moore has made a lot of big plays this season, and came up with another at a critical time in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Lions in Detroit. On fourth-and-1 from the Bears' 41-yard line, Drew Stanton ran a bootleg before attempting to throw a short pass receiver Nate Burleson. Moore wasn't fooled. He had great coverage and the pass was incomplete.

The Bears took over and used the short field to drive for the game-winning touchdown.
Moore said the biggest thing he learned last year was a work ethic.

"I was so upset last year," he said. "I don't know what to tell you. Everything. I was mad at everybody and I probably should've been mad at myself for not working hard enough."

Moore has made a lot of big plays this season, and came up with another at a critical time in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Lions in Detroit. On fourth-and-1 from the Bears' 41-yard line, Drew Stanton ran a bootleg before attempting to throw a short pass receiver Nate Burleson. Moore wasn't fooled. He had great coverage and the pass was incomplete.

The Bears took over and used the short field to drive for the game-winning touchdown.

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A nice find by Angelo. He's become what Ricky Manning Jr. was to the '06 defense but without the legal problems and with less mileage.

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