What’s Wrong with the Chicago Bears’ Defense? Perhaps Nothing

July 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A lot of fingers have been pointed at the Bears defense, and for good reason. Last year they had a lot of problems stopping the run, stopping the pass, and stopping teams from converting third downs into first downs. Bringing back a lot of the same personnel and keeping pretty much the same defensive coaching staff may not make it seem like a major overhaul, but the secret to what is going to fix the Bears defense isn’t in what they kept; it’s what they brought in.
There were three key things that the Bears did to help improve their defense this offseason.  The first and the most obvious was the signing of former Carolina Panther’s defensive end Julius Peppers.  Although Peppers has played hot and cold at times and he just signed a big contract, expect him to live up to the hype and be the best defensive end in the NFC North and quite possibly the best in the NFC.  Jared Allen is better you may say?  Not anymore thanks to Peppers arrival. ...

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