Away from the field Walker is pretty down to earth, but you get the impression that he feels he's never gotten the respect he deserves from his peers and financially. The Eagles sensed that this might become an issue down the road, which was another reason why they decided they should deal him.
JC's Take: When you factor in all the money GM Jerry Angelo has commmitted to the future of this defense already, it will be very interesting to see how this story develops in terms of Walker's contract situation. Money was the reason Philly shipped him out of town and the reason he refused to report to Buffalo after being traded the first time, but Bears fans can take solace in the fact that Walker sounds like he ultimately wanted to end up in Chicago from the start. On the field, he certainly looks like he fits the mold of what head coach Lovie Smith likes in a defensive tackle: quick, agile, and the ability to rush the passer.
I'm expecting the Bears to do even less blitzing than last season with Bob Babich taking over for Ron Rivera at defensive coordinator. That puts even more of a premium on getting pressure consistently from the front four.