When Phil Emery spoke openly after the 2013 season about the need to get younger on defense, that the Bears would go defense-heavy in the draft, the general manager was in fact laying out only a p
The Bears opened up free agency with a splash that was eerily similar to 2013 when the club signed tight end Martellus Bennett and offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod.
They could have had him last season but opted instead to stay with the defensive ends they had on the roster at the time.
This is the fifth in a series looking back at the Bears' 2013 season, by position.
We're one week shy of the official halfway point of the Bears' season, but because the team is off, why not use this bye week quiet time as a good time to evaluate things at the "halfway" point?