BBAO: Julius Peppers thinking big in 2010

August, 6, 2010
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We're Black and Blue All Over:

How big of an impact will Julius Peppers make on the Chicago Bears this season?

How about Michael Strahan big?

That's right. Hope springs eternal in NFL training camps, and so it appears Peppers isn't shying away from questions about breaking Strahan's single-season record for sacks (22.5). Bears general manager Jerry Angelo recently said he was looking for an "MVP year" from the newly signed free agent, and when asked if the record is out of reach, here's what Peppers told Michael Wright of ESPNChicago.com:

"I don't think so. I'm not gonna sit here and say I'm shooting for it. I'm not gonna say that I'm not shooting for it, either. It's been done before, and can be done again. That's what records are there for ... to be broken."

Peppers' career-high sack total came in 2008, when he notched 14.5. We'll see.

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