Q&A with Nick Roach, Chicago Bears Linebacker

June 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Strongside linebacker Nick Roach has started 24 games in his three seasons with the Bears.
Coming over to the Bears in 2007 as an undrafted free agent, Roach spent most of the season on the practice squad.
Roach got his first chance in 2008, when he started nine games next to WLB Lance Briggs and MLB Brian Urlacher. In those nine games, he made 34 tackles and deflected two passes.
Last season, Roach started 15 games, in which he made 73 tackles, notched one sack, forced three fumbles, and deflected three passes. Roach really excelled as a starter.
Roach is a very versatile linebacker. He filled in at every linebacker position with opening day starters Urlacher, Briggs, and Pisa Tinoisamoa all missing significant time.
This week I had a chance to speak with him about what he had to do to become the starting strong side linebacker and how the Bears defense will be better with the additions they've made this offseason.
Here's the interview...

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