Stephen Paea


Exact details will play out next Sunday evening, but defensive end Willie Young already had the San Francisco 49ers game plan last Monday:


In the aftermath of the Bears’ 23-20 to the Buffalo Bills, Willie Young suddenly had had enough nitpicking problems: “Maybe one guy was out of his gap,” the defensive end said.


What the Bears didn’t show in preseason looms potentially as large or larger in their outlook than what they did display, which wasn’t much.


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.