NASHVILLE, Tenn. Ten years ago, Theo Epstein showed up here for his first winter meetings as a general manager, the wonder boy who grew up near Fenway Park now running the Boston Red Sox.
NASHVILLE Julius Peppers is never given to overstatement or hyperbole.
NASHVILLE Members of the Bears defense are approaching a rarified place. Beyond planning for takeaways. Beyond even expecting them.
NASHVILLE Bears special teams players are holding each other down and fighting among themselves.
Exactly the kinds of things their coaches want.