Is the Chicago Bears Defense Ready To Return to Greatness?

May 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears' defense went from greatness just a few years ago to being a unit that other teams love to play because their quarterback will rack up big numbers.
This, however, is something that the Bears coaching staff and management put emphasis on this offseason.
There will be at least four people starting this season who didn't start more than one game for the Bears last season.  Four is just the bare minimum, however, as there likely will be more new players starting this season.
The first and biggest addition to the defense obviously goes to Julius Peppers.  Peppers has had just two seasons with fewer than ten sacks his entire career.
The biggest thing that Peppers will bring to this defense, besides his sacks, is the ability to open up more opportunities for other players on the defensive line.  With Peppers likely receiving double teams every play, things will open up for Tommie Harris, who was basically ineffective last season.

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