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Bears 2013 Positional Review: DE

Shea McClellin (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY)

In Part 6 of our 12-part series, we analyze the play of the Chicago Bears defensive ends last season, which included two underachieving starters, as well as a surprising rookie.

It’s no secret that in the NFL, if your defense can’t pressure the quarterback, you won’t be able to stop many opposing offenses. Most NFL signal callers will eat up a defense if they have time in the pocket to throw. The 2013 Chicago Bears finished dead last in the league in sacks (31), so it should surprise no one the unit ranked 30th overall. Without pressure up front, defenses cannot succeed...

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