SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As a child, Kyle Brindza used to play roller hockey in the street with other kids from his neighborhood.
Bears general manager Phil Emery overhauled one of the league's worst defenses this offseason.
For the first time since Brian Urlacher was thrust into the No.
He is the first to bring up that his first two NFL seasons weren’t what all that good, certainly not what is expected out of a No. 1 draft choice by either player or team.
Bears finance chief and negotiator Cliff Stein has become the NFL standard for having all draft picks under contract fast, typically faster than any other team.