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Bears D focusing on fundamentals

Updated: August 18, 2011, 9:20 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Complex schematics work, but Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli wants to eliminate the possibility of relying on X's and O's instead of the personnel assigned to execute the system.

To do that, Marinelli said the defense needs to sharpen its overall skill set, which undoubtedly will be the focus for the Bears on Monday night when they face the New York Giants.

"You want to build a really good foundation of fundamentals -- bone-on-bone football -- ...

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