The run of injuries early in 2013 were the undoing of the defense and GM Phil Emery made a fortifying that position group a mission statement of its own.
Santonio Holmes, Josh Morgan and Michael Spurlock have presented the Bears with a problem. But it is a good problem to have. A potentially very good problem.
If you're going to find out how good you are, you'd might as well play the best. In their house.
Bend, but don't break.
It wasn't disastrous, but the Bears first-team defense certainly bent in a 20-19 preseason victory to the Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier Field on Thursday night.