Bear Report Audio: LB Nick Roach

Hunter Hillenmeyer is still the starting strong-side linebacker for the Chicago Bears, but he lost some snaps to Nick Roach in Week 4. Bear Report caught up with Roach in the locker room before practice Wednesday at Halas Hall, and subscribers can listen to that exclusive audio feature right here.

John Crist: The coaching staff always tells us that, in this defense, the Sam (strong-side linebacker) isn't necessarily a playmaking position. So if you're not out there to be a playmaker, what exactly are you doing?

Nick Roach: It's really about responsibility, just being where you're supposed to be and more of a deterrant position. Maybe you don't make plays by actually making the tackle or getting the sack, but you take away things from the offense and turn them back to the Mike (middle linebacker) and the Will (weak-side linebacker) so they can make the actual tackles.

Be sure to listen to the rest of JC's interview with linebacker Nick Roach, an exclusive for Bear Report subscribers ...


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