Game film doesn't lie. With that in mind, we break down the tape of Chicago's new starting defensive…
Next Man Up: Nate Collins
The bad news for the Chicago Bears is that Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton is done for the season with an ACL tear. The good news is that Nate Collins has outplayed Melton through the first three weeks of the 2013 campaign. According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Collis has played 89 snaps this year and has the second highest overall grade amongst Bears defensive linemen, behind only Stephen Paea. Collins has three quarterback hurries and a QB hit. Melton has played 125 snaps and PFF graded him the worst D-lineman on the team, with just two QB hurries, no quarterback hits and zero sacks. That's not to say that Melton wouldn't have turned things around, as he's arguably the most athletic defensive tackle in the league. Likely, he would have eventually raised his level of play and performed as he's done the past two years, during which he has 13.0 combined sacks. No matter how poorly he's played through the...
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