After his defense surrendered 41 points on Monday, Rod Marinelli had plenty of tape to evaluate on Tuesday.
"What you really look at is individual. You're still trying to evaluate people, your evaluating scheme. Bad practice, you want a good practice," said the Bears defensive coordinator. "That's what you're trying to get."
While the Bears escaped without any major injuries -- the New York Giants, meanwhile, lost starting cornerback Terrell Thomas -- they tackled poorly and gave up several big plays.
"The first I've always believed is, you go right back to your fundamentals, right back to your base. See what you have to correct, show it to them, and make sure you explain it to them correctly," Marinelli said. "'Then you make sure the drills are done right, and make sure the tempo and the pace is correct, then you get better."
Marinelli said the chief problem were angles.
"We kind of over shot the ball, a little bit," he said. "Really, they're a good cut back team. The backs aren't overly fast backs, but they are cut back guys. So that was a big part of it."
Other highlights from his presser:
* On where Marcus Harrison has improved: "His intensity. He feels the intensity of the situation right now, and he's been playing hard. I mean, that's what I like."
* On the impact of Vernon Gholston: "Just solid, right now. He's making progress, but it's got to be bigger. All these guys, this week is important. A lot of these men have to make another big step for us, so it's going to be a critical week. It's professional football.
* On safety Major Wright's consistency: "His, and for our whole defense, everyday. Every week, we've got to come out... that's kind of been our stamp, that we can count on a certain effort, a certain level of tackling. All the things that we do. You won't play good defense, without being consistent.
And every man - coach, player - we all to be that way. It's being accountable."
* More on Wright: "We have to be consistent because we break down if we're not. It's a defense built on accountability. It's complete accountability, from effort to individual skill, to assignment. That's No. 1. We have to. Everyone has to know exactly what they're doing, and be precise. Precise and detailed. So it's our job as coaches to stay on top of it. And there's always good competition, too. Usually, that raises the level."
* On his non-existent pass rush: "The first group hasn't had the look yet, and as many as I would like to have right now. But, it's just solid. I'm not going to jump over a fence and throw them bouquets right now. We got a lot of work to do and they're working on it. But it's still not good enough."
* On moving Henry Melton outside to defensive end: "Well, Henry's done it. that's what we brought him here for. So, he's got that ability to do it, but right now I don't want to move anybody. I want to see if we can keep getting better and improve. We've got options in there. One, is when Corey gets back. Two, we got a couple of young guys coming. And three, Henry can always do it."
* On generating more turnovers: "You can't get a strip, without an attempt. That's the No. 1 thing. The more attempts, the more strips."