Found July 31, 2012 on Midway Illustrated:
Chicago Bears DT Stephen Paea is competing for the starting nose tackle spot against Matt Toeaina.  Rod Marinelli believes that Paea's time to shine is now and he's counting on the second year player to emerge.  Paea is the most well rounded DT on this team and could be a force to be reckoned with this year.  We had an interview with Rod Marinelli and he talked extensively about expectations for the second year DT.  Also spoke with Matt Bowen of the Chicago Tribune to get his take on Brandon Marshall and the revamped passing game.  From there we talked about how active up front the Bears are with their front seven. 
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