Various comments after the loss to the Detroit Lions suggested that some Bears thought former teammate Israel Idonije tipped his new team on ways to attack the Bears defense.
True or not, the psychological value was arguably worth it for the Lions. But one former New Orleans Saint isn’t playing the “spy” game this week in preparations for playing his old team.
“Nobody’s asked me, to tell you the truth,” said left tackle Jermon Bushrod, smiling. Bushrod played his first six seasons for New Orleans, so would you let it out if you were ratting out your old mates?
“I’d tell the truth,” he said. “But really, what you see on tape is pretty much what they’re going to give you. I mean, there’s no secrets. You can see what they’re doing on tape.”
Maybe. But offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer consulted with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on some intricacies of 3-4 defenses prior to the Bears’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And Tucker huddled with Kromer, a longtime assistant with the Saints before coming to the Bears this offseason.
“I have talked to ‘Kroms,’” Tucker said. “I have. That's not unusual.”
Tucker will leave it to the Saints to worry about what Kromer told him.