Bears' front four looking dominant

Updated: August 23, 2007, 12:08 PM ET
By Keith Kidd
If you're trying to gauge which teams across the league have a good chance of playing deep into January, be sure to take into account talent and depth along the defensive line. Controlling the line of scrimmage is a big factor in making the postseason and winning once you get there. When looking around the league no team has a front four with as many good players as the Chicago Bears.

The defensive tackle position relies on speed and quickness when attacking upfield gaps, and the Bears are loaded there. Left tackle Tommie Harris is one of the best in the NFL at his position, and when he is fully healthy his explosiveness must be accounted for on every snap. Second-year man Dusty Dvoracek has assumed the starting nose tackle spot and is reminiscent of a young Chris Hovan. Backups Darwin Walker, Anthony Adams and Antonio Garay are also excellent tackles in their own right.