Even though the Bears finished fourth in pass defense in 2015, their last line of defense could be much better. Chicago’s secondary only had four interceptions in 2015. After a fast start to his rookie year in 2014, cornerback Kyle Fuller has yet to make a big splash on defense. Nine-year veteran Tracy Porter was a pleasant surprise last season, but his history of constant injury could pop up at any time. The lone bright spot was the emergence of safety Adrian Amos, who will undoubtedly be in the starting lineup on opening day.
Hopefully, some of the defensive backs that were drafted this year can be diamonds in the rough just like Amos was. Safety Deon Bush and cornerback Deiondre Hall both were selected by the Bears in the fourth round. Bush and his hard-hitting style of play could fill the void left by veteran Antrel Rolle, who was released over a month ago. However, his only competition will be Harold Jones-Quartey. As for Hall, he might be a candidate for the nickleback position.
I know the pass rush and the coverage in the secondary go hand in hand, but the secondary in Chicago has been the most inconsistent part of the defense for a long time, and now is the time to put an end to it.