Few Surprises as Bears Release First Depth Chart

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On the defensive side of the ball, it’s all about the slashes.  That’s the coaching staff’s way of copping out and not naming a starter.  It’s not as bad as it was last year, but there are plenty of co-starters or co-backups.

Mark Anderson and Izzy Idonije are co-starters at DE opposite Julius Peppers while the coaches can’t seem to make up their minds between Pisa Tinoisamoa and Nick Roach.

I asked this last season and I’ll ask it again – just pick a lane on these guys.  Here’s what I said a year ago:

"What is this, Pop Warner football?  Does everyone have to get a certain number of plays or their parents will call Lovie Smith to complain?  These are grown men and professionals who deserve to know where they stand.  What’s the point of a “depth chart” if it doesn’t show any depth?  I think what the Bears released was just a chart."

A year later, the more things change, the more they stay the same.


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