Ruben Brown: No, but it's exciting because we have a good team.
JC: What is your preparation like now for an upcoming season compared to when you were a younger player?
RB: Lost of rest. I do a lot of rest, way more rest than I did before. Everything's pretty much done in spurts. A lot of stretching, way more than before. When I was a rookie, I didn't do much other than lift and run and that was it. Now there's like lots more stretching and massage and chiropractors and stuff like that.
JC: You've said numerous times that you can still play a few more seasons. However, might you have retired if the Bears had been able to win the Super Bowl last season?
RB: I don't know. I like this group of guys, and I knew most of them was going to be back. And whether we won or not, I would want to be around this group that we have.
RB: I think Dusty Dvoracek is developing well. Obviously we're getting Tommie Harris back from an injury, and he's looking good. The way the NFL is played now – the rotations and the different schemes – we've got very athletic guys, very talented guys that can play multiple roles that will get the job done.
JC: Many experts feel that the Bears will be better on offense this season because of all the additions at the skill positions. Why do you think the offense will be better?
RB: We've just been together for three years pretty much, and we just added very few pieces. Even the young guys know the offense well. There's a lot of offseason work we've done together. The core of the offense has been together for – I've been here four years – so most the guys have been here three years already.
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