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Defensive Issue: Harris and the Boys

DT Tommie Harris (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

If the Chicago Bears are going to be one of the top teams on defense once again, then Tommie Harris has to be, well, Tommie Harris. Injuries have been a problem for some time, so is he even capable of getting back to where he used to be? In Part I of a five-part series, we break down the DTs.

The Skinny Quite simply, the Monsters of the Midway aren't going to be all they can be on defense this season unless Tommie Harris gets back to Pro Bowl form at the three-technique tackle position. Head coach Lovie Smith's version of the Cover-2 D begins and ends with the three technique, despite the fact that Brian Urlacher won Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 as a middle linebacker and Mike...

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