Chicago Bears Defense Could Rate Ahead Of ’06 Super Bowl Team

December 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the past two weeks at Halas Hall, much talk has centered on whether this Bears defense trumps the defense that led the 2006 team to the Super Bowl XLI.
The 2006 defense did hold the Patriots to 17 points in New England in a four point loss, and this year's team gets the chance Sunday at Soldier Field to prove they are better.
"We’re two different defenses," linebacker Brian Urlacher said. "We’ve played a lot of cover-two this year, we get pressure with four, we get after the quarterback, we have different players, so I don’t know, we’re a different team.
I think we’re better than that defense is right now at this point, but we’re different."
The easy out is to point at the 2006 Bears defense that actually made a Super Bowl and call it better. That defense had speed like this one, but the players were at or approaching their prime.
Defensive tackle Tommie Harris was an inside force with the pass rush. They had the...

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