Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Julius Peppers has been MIA this year, and I don’t mean Miami. Peppers has been so ineffective and non-existent in the Chicago Bears defense that even the homers who masquerade as journalists on the local Fox affiliate called him out last night. Yes, it’s been that bad for Julius Peppers this season. Fox obviously has broadcasting deals with the Bears: the game rights most of the time, the Sunday night show hosting the Bears radio guys, and then even a program, “Inside the Bears” that is produced and manufactured by the Bears organization itself. Therefore, if you hear Bears negativity on that station, you know it really means something. Because their broadcasters are homers 90% of the time. However, there’s no sugarcoating Julius Peppers, who’s obviously not healthy. Of course, all NFL and college football coaches lie about injuries, so we don’t really know. On all levels of football, the teams never tell you anything about player injuries. And the Bears are a more secretive and r...
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