Julius Peppers


The Bears repeated Packers-related behaviors of years past — interceptions and failure to take down Aaron Rodgers qualify as Bears standards vs. Green Bay — and the outcome was eerily the same.


When Rod Marinelli was the Bears defensive coordinator, he and coach Lovie Smith were comfortable enough giving Julius Peppers the freedom to line up where he saw a significant matchup advantage.


What was once an anomaly has now become a norm. A curious one, but perhaps one that is a telling sign of where Marc Trestman has taken the Bears offense in less than two seasons.


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.


The hits start coming Sunday when the Bears go full pads for the first time on Day 3 of training camp in Bourbonnais.