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Safety Mike Brown was the most vocal veteran Sunday, voicing frustration about the team's approach and suggesting that coaches needed to stop game-planning for the 2006 version of the Bears defense. Wednesday, Orton said he is confident that his teammates can work through their concerns by traditional means.
"We've got plenty of veterans on this team that have been through all sorts of situations," Orton said. "We haven't had a players-only meeting. If it gets to that point, I'm sure the guys will step up. But we don't think we're at that point. We haven't played good the last couple weeks and we need to go out and play well and get a win."
Orton's comments confirm what has been apparent for a few weeks: Any animosity in the Bears' locker room is player-coach -- or, more likely, player-scheme -- rather than player-player. At this point, the Bears' players remain unified.