Bears safety Chris Harris said he long ago put a 21-14 loss to the Packers in the NFC Championship Game behind him.
"I flushed it out, man," Harris said. "I'm getting ready for a new season. I let it go. It is what it is. They got the best of us that day and went on to win the Super Bowl. I'm looking forward to a new rivalry with them."
Harris believes the key to not letting what happened in that game happen again lies in part in signing key free agents like defensive tackle Anthony Adams, safety Danieal Manning, defensive back and special teams ace Corey Graham, and linebackers Nick Roach, Brian Iwuh and Pisa Tinoisamoa.
"We've got a lot of free agents out there that I hope we can get signed and get back to help us compete," Harris said. "We weren't to far away from getting to a championship [last season]."
Harris also laughed about the team drafting Cal safety Chris Conte in the third round, continuing a trend that began when general manager Jerry Angelo made him the team's sixth-round pick in 2005. Angelo has selected a safety in every draft since.
"That's the way it goes around here," Harris said. "Seven in seven years starting with me. Hey, it is what it is."