The Bears currently have three ends and one defensive tackle with four or more sacks through eight games.
It is too often becoming the elephant over there in the corner of the room that no one really wants to talk to.
Lovie Smith has seen highlights, lowlights, dim lights, spotlights in his nine seasons as Bears coach.
The 51-20 win at Tennessee kept the Bears (7-1) a game behind Atlanta for the best record in the NFC.
NASHVILLE Julius Peppers is never given to overstatement or hyperbole.