Head coach Lovie Smith said this to the media about Tommie Harris:
“That’s how it was, some ups and downs, but after having a chance to really dissect the video, which we’ve been doing, Tommie had a lot of flash plays, a lot of special plays. I’ll say five more sacks where he just didn’t wrap the guy up. He can still be an impact player. He’ll be an impact player. And our defense is counting on him to do that.”
“When you go through some injuries, sometimes you say, ‘Well, maybe a guy can’t do it anymore, he can still do it, and he needs to do it this year. … We need Tommie to play the way he’s capable of playing every snap.”
Also, he had this to say about the safety position:
“We need to improve our safety position, period, haven’t been pleased with the production we’ve gotten. I think we had one interception from the safety position. That was one of the reasons why I feel like our takeaways were down this year. We need to bring in or just get more competition and just improvement in general.”
“When you look to improve it, you look at all areas, we do have some draft picks. Hopefully, maybe we will be able to use one a little bit earlier. But right now there is free agency and there are some possibilities there also. Keeping all of our options open.”
Will see what the Bears do to improve the defensive line via free agency/draft and the same goes for the safety position. The combine has started, so they better start doing the homework.
all quotes from chicagotribune.com