The swirl of injuries hitting the defensive line in less than six game-weeks – tackles Henry Melton and Nate Collins to IR, Stephen Paea inactive with a toe injury – has sent coaches scrambl
When Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker put in video of the New York Giants, he did not see what much of the NFL and football public has been seeing.
The problem is still the same as it’s been from the start of the season, just a little worse each week it isn’t fixed: The Bears have no defensive lineman with more than one sack through five game
Few teams have rushed the passer less effectively or stopped the run less in 2013 than the New York Giants. The Bears’ pass rush is poor: 30th in the NFL in sacks per pass play.
By Paul Roumeliotis