The Chicago Bears started out with what they thought was a special secondary this past season, but injuries and ineffectiveness simply tore it apart. While the cornerbacks appear to be set, what's in store at safety? Bear Report takes a look back at 2007 and previews 2008 for the defensive backs.
February 15, 2008
Quite possibly the best pure athlete on the roster, Danieal Manning still has a chance to be a very good safety for the Chicago Bears one day. And since he won't be unfairly shifted around all over the field like he was a year ago, he has a better opportunity to succeed heading into 2008.
January 25, 2008
The Chicago Bears saw their defense drop all the way from fifth to 28th this past season, and poor play at the safety position was a big reason why. While everyone wants to see Mike Brown finally come back healthy, wouldn't signing a durable player like Ken Hamlin make a lot of sense?
January 17, 2008
The Chicago Bears have the 14th selection in the NFL Draft, and the safety position is a glaring hole on this team right now. Miami safety Kenny Phillips could be available at No. 14. Scout.com draft expert Chris Steuber drops by BearReport.com and gives a quick scouting report on Phillips.
January 9, 2008
Cornerback Ade Jimoh is the newest Monster of the Midway after joining the club Tuesday, and he spent some time Thursday with BearReport.com in the locker room at Halas Hall. Subscribers can listen to this exclusive audio feature right here.
September 13, 2007
The Bears missed out on Adam Archuleta in free agency before the 2006 season, but they were able to land him a year later in a trade with the Redskins. The hard-hitting safety struggled in Washington, but he's feeling comfortable back in the Cover 2 scheme. Archuleta visited with BearReport.com after Tuesday evening's training camp practice, and subscribers can listen to that interview right here.
August 7, 2007
We have a pretty good idea of what the Bears will look like on defense in 2007. Alex Brown has been demoted in favor of Mark Anderson at right end and Jamar Williams is the starter at weakside linebacker while Lance Briggs is MIA, but both of those moves were somewhat expected. The safety position, however, is still anyone's guess. So what did we learn at this past weekend's mini camp?
May 22, 2007
Danieal Manning played well enough last season to replace Chris Harris in the starting lineup at free safety and looked to have a bright future in Chicago. But after the trade for Adam Archuleta and the team's continued commitment to Mike Brown, Manning appears to be out of a job. It's been widely speculated that he will be moved to cornerback, but is he capable of making the switch now?
May 17, 2007