BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – John Fox wanted to change some things when he took over as Bears head coach. One was to instill a deeper core of toughness, mental and physical.
The first unit had breakdowns and penalties, allowing a 14-play drive on Miami’s first possession, but after that, very little, with backup units producing four takeaways.
In the course of 10 NFL seasons, four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff has seen greatness.
The biggest single reason for dismal predictions for the 2015 Bears are the questions hanging over the defense.
BOURBONNAIS — Whether it was a good day or a bad day depends on which side of the football you happened to be standing on or which phase of the Bears you happen to think needs a big day.