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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