Bears try to regain 'Monsters' moniker

July, 30, 2010
7/30/10
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BOURBONNAIS -- It's hard to look like monsters in shorts.

It's even hard to look like monsters in t-shirts that say "Monsters."

But desperation sometimes breeds success and the Bears are nothing if not oozing desperation.

From the acquisition of Jay Cutler for the proverbial ranch last year, to the team's about-face in offensive philosophy with the hiring of Mike Martz, to the biggest free agent signing of the offseason in defensive end Julius Peppers, the Bears are banking on a lot of things going right.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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