Sunday, September 23, 2012
Good old dependable 'D'
By Jon Greenberg
CHICAGO -- All that hype for the Chicago Bears' new big receivers, and through four games, the most consistent pass catcher on the team might be a sportswriter-size cornerback with size-9 shoes, Tim Jennings.
That's just classic Bears football.
"One of the best receivers is the word," said an amazed nickelback D.J. Moore. "He's got what, four (interceptions) in three games? I'm buying my ticket. I'm going down to watch him in the Pro Bowl."
Yes, Jennings, listed at 5-foot-8, is really lei-ing out this season. In the second half of the Bears' 23-6 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Jennings made three big plays to continue his hot start: A deflection on 4th-and-1, a tipped pass that led to Major Wright's interception return for a touchdown and a game-clinching pick, his league-leading fourth of the season.
"The Hawk," Brian Urlacher said. "Unbelievable every game."
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