In Part 8 of our 12-part series, we break down the play of the Chicago Bears linebacker corps last…
Bears 2013 Positional Review: CB
Like nearly every position on the defense last year, the injury bug hit the Chicago Bears cornerbacks hard, not in quantity – only one corner was injured last year – but in quality. When two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman went down in Week 10 with a triceps injury, it appeared the secondary was on the verge of collapse. Every other positional group on Chicago's defense crumbled once injuries started to take hold, yet the cornerbacks held steady, due in large part to the play of Tim Jennings. Despite a nonexistent pass rush and a pair of undisciplined safeties on the back end, the Bears still managed to finish in the top half of the league against the pass (15th). That stat is skewed some by the club's 32nd-ranked run defense, which never forced opposing offenses to air it out, but the stability provided by the corners out wide was the only thing that kept Chicago's defense from truly crumbling like a house of cards. Let's break down the play of each individual Bears...
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