When Phil Emery spoke openly after the 2013 season about the need to get younger on defense, that the Bears would go defense-heavy in the draft, the general manager was in fact laying out only a p
It all began with a bit of subterfuge on the Bears’ part and ended with them adding a potential Hall of Fame pass rusher as the latest piece of a dramatic, aggressive Bears offseason.
The Bears struggled throughout the 2013 season to the tune of an 8-8 record.
The Bears were able to create a bit of wiggle room in their salary cap after Jay Cutler restructured his long-term contract.
The Bears defense has seemingly gotten better with Phil Emery's free agency moves, but it hasn't necessarily gotten younger.