Coaches typically adhere to dictums that the best five offensive linemen will start, the best four defensive linemen will start and so on, often with only marginal allowances for assigned position
Assigning significance or even much meaning to a first preseason game is sometimes a stretch.
Not quite every day of training camp, but pretty close, has had a different combination of free-strong safeties. Handicapping who will emerge as the starting tandem from among M.D.
The 2014 Bears have been built to win right now, especially on defense.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The situation didn’t appear serious at the time and may not be — seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs finishing a play and coming off walking gingerly on his left leg.