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Year in Review: Defensive Tackles

DT Tommie Harris (Matthew Stockman/Getty)

Tommie Harris is supposed to be the best D-tackle in the league, and the Chicago Bears are certainly paying him like he is, but his production suggests otherwise. Can he return to his old dominant self? Bear Report takes a look back at 2008 for the DTs while also looking ahead to 2009.

2008 Review Lovie Smith's version of the Cover-2 defense doesn't operate at maximum efficiency without consistent pressure from the front four, and that starts with Tommie Harris and the three-technique position. DT Dusty DvoracekJeff Gross/Getty Images Harris was coming off three straight appearances in the Pro Bowl and signed a $40 million extension in the offseason to become the highest... Recommended Stories