Brown stays away from Bears prediction

June, 16, 2011
6/16/11
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CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears and current New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Brown couldn’t help but smile when told his old team may start two young offensive tackles (J’Marcus Webb and Gabe Carimi) when the Bears and Saints square off in Week 2 of the NFL season.

“Good, good,” Brown said playfully during an in-studio appearance Thursday on “The Waddle and Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000.

Brown, however, stopped short of making any predictions regarding the number of times he plans to sack quarterback Jay Cutler. A 10-year veteran, Brown has 45.5 career regular season sacks, but only managed two in 2010 during his first year with the Saints.

But the Bears' 2002 fourth-round draft pick did foreshadow doing something memorable when he faces his old teammates.

“Heck no, I’m not going to do that. I just saw the [Vancouver Canucks’] Sedin twins guarantee a victory [over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals] and they got their butt kicked,” Brown said. “But I’m going to give it everything I got. But I’ll say this, you will see the [Florida] Gator chomp come out. It will come out, that’s for sure.

Brown, who went to Florida, celebrates on the field by doing the Gator chomp after making a big play or recording a sack.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.

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