With D.J. Williams on IR, Jon Bostic slides to the middle. But should he?
The Bears average 4.6 yards per first-down rush but rarely attempt it.
The status of injured defenders Lance Briggs and Kyle Fuller remains unclear.
“I don’t feel any pressure other than what I put on myself,” Mel Tucker says.
Plus, more on linebacker Darryl Sharpton, who only knows how to play at one speed.
“We had to have that one,” Ryan Mundy said.
Khaseem Greene, Darryl Sharpton and Christian Jones impressed Sunday.
Chicago is now 3-3 after a 27-13 win in Atlanta.
Young Bears defenders played a big role in crucial road win against the Falcons.
“We’re an embarrassment,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says.
Chicago still has unanswered questions and important roster decisions looming.
Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.
Venric Mark cited “personal reasons” for leaving.
Jordan Palmer’s still listed as the No. 2 quarterback, while middle linebacker is up for grabs.
D.J. Williams is also the “lead dog” at middle linebacker right now, Marc Trestman said.
The Bears held their first rookie minicamp practice Friday.
Five the the new signees are defensive players.
Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and Christian Jones caught 13 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past Illinois 37-34 Saturday in the finale for both teams.
The starting quarterback went down with a concussion on the first drive. The defense was gassed after being on the field for 99 plays.