Alex Brown and Adewale Ogunleye both now ex-Bears, the coaching staff is once again showing unwavering confidence in Anderson and seems to be pushing him to be the starter opposite free-agent acquisition Julius Peppers. While Anderson failed miserably as a starting option in 2007 when he got unjustly promoted over Brown, Peppers is twice the presence Ogunleye ever was on the other side of the line.
Neither Brown nor Ogunleye was enough of a threat to draw repeated double teams from opponents, but Peppers certainly is and should give Anderson ample opportunity to get into the backfield without nearly as much interference.
2009 Review: 28 tackles, 3.5 sacks
Because he finds a way to get his hands on the football once or twice every single practice during the offseason program, Bowman might be the next Pro Bowler in the Windy City and looks to be destined for stardom if he can stay healthy.
2009 Review: 66 tackles, 6 INTs, 10 passes defensed
What he needs to do is make more plays in the secondary, as he has only recorded one interception and nine passes defensed in his career, but Graham is more gifted physically than Super Bowl XLI nickel back Ricky Manning Jr. ever was.
2009 Review: 35 tackles, 0 INTs, 1 pass defensed
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