Found November 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
"The star of the defense is the defense." Bears players have been saying that all season, and with each passing week it becomes more and more relevant. Linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs and defensive end Julius Peppers have 22 Pro Bowls among them, but praise for the No. 2 scoring defense in the NFL can be spread among more than a dozen players. No Bear has more than five sacks, yet four have at least four - Peppers (5), Henry Melton (5), Corey Wootton (4) and Israel Idonije (4). Cornerback Tim Jennings leads the NFL with six interceptions, but four other Bears - safety Major Wright (3), Briggs, cornerback Charles Tillman and nickel corner D.J. Moore -- have at least two. Five players have scored defensive touchdowns on interception returns, including two each by Briggs and Tillman, who went to the Pro Bowl last season and is an early candidate for defensive player of the year. But no one, it seems, is all that concerned about their own numbers or in...
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