This time a year ago, the Bears were no worse off than they were on Sunday in Atlanta.
If the Bears want to end their four-year postseason drought it's going to start and end with the play of their revamped defensive line.
Lamarr Houston spent the first four years of his career with the Oakland Raiders before leaving to become a Bear this spring.
Stephen Paea was feeling healthy and confident after Tuesday's Bears OTA at Halas Hall. It'd been awhile since he'd been either. The same can be said of the Bears' defensive line.
No area of the Bears’ defense needed more attention this offseason – actually, needed since mid-last season – than the defensive line.