In the days before the 2015 game one against the Green Bay Packers, the Bears decided two-time Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long would suddenly become a tackle.
The Bears were forced into yet another scramble to field serviceable bodies on the offensive line going into the Detroit game, more or less an on-going story line this season.
The bigger surprise would likely have been if a Bear had made the 2015 NFC Pro Bowl roster.
Legendary Bears center Jay Hilgenberg made no secret of how much he liked going head-up, particularly against defensive tackles who had been No. 1 draft choices coming into the NFL.