You have to tip your cap to general manager Jerry Angelo and the rest of the Chicago Bears at Halas…
Tinoisamoa Deal Has Ripple Effect
Nick Roach The coaching staff was high on the former Northwestern Wildcat the moment he was signed off the San Diego practice squad during the 2007 season, both for his potential on defense and ability on special teams. Roach started the final nine games of '08 alongside Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs at strong-side linebacker, even though he's a bit undersized to play that position at 6-1 and 234 pounds. Lovie Smith's version of the Cover 2 puts a premium on smaller and quicker defenders, especially at the play-making positions in the front seven, but the strong-side 'backer is better off being a little bigger and stronger since he's supposed to hold the point of attack against the run – it's up to Urlacher and Briggs to roam sideline to sideline and make most of the tackles...
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