In the aftermath of the Bears’ 23-20 to the Buffalo Bills, Willie Young suddenly had had enough nitpicking problems: “Maybe one guy was out of his gap,” the defensive end said.
A passing grade of any kind may be a stretch for a defensive line that is part of allowing 193 rushing yards.
The clear mission statement for the 2014 offseason was to rebuild the Chicago defensive line after an epically bad season of failing in virtually every crucial area.
Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent once laid out his “Rule of Three,” a simple constant for “great” defenses.
Colleague Kip Lewis and I were chatting Bears-Bills on Monday when Kip raised the question of whether there was any one thing I saw as a concern going into this first game of 2014.