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Thursday, June 10, 2010
BBAO: Bears defense clicking in OTAs

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

It appears the Chicago Bears' defense is continuing to outperform their offense during organized team activities. ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson's most recent OTA report notes a rash of interceptions and broken-up passes during a 7-on-7 red zone drill.

Dickerson also reports it was a "rough afternoon" for backup quarterback Caleb Hanie.

It's always difficult to keep score during non-contact practices, some of which coaches intentionally rig to favor one side. But frankly, the Bears' once-proud defense needed a confidence boost after last season. If some big plays during OTAs can boost spirits and unity this spring, the Bears will have taken an important step prior to the start of training camp.

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