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Bears Look To Rebound From Lions Loss

The Bears are trying to correct their flaws that were exposed in the Lions game.
LAKE FOREST-The Bears are coming off their first loss of the season.  A lopsided one to the Lions last Sunday.  On the positive side that game exposed to the Bears the things they need to work on. 

You would never know from the scene at practice Wednesday that the Bears were coming off their first defeat of the season.  A game in which they were dominated for the most part.

"They came back today in meetings it was the same focus that we always see," says Marc Trestman. "And the energy was good. Our practice today, I don’t know that you would have known by the way we practiced what happened last Sunday.. It was, you know, business as usual."

Almost business as usual.  The defensive line is under the microscope. It’s still coping with the loss of Henry Melton and guys are adjusting to new roles.

"Last week I played three, something I haven’t done too much," says defensive end Corey Wootton. "Different guys in there and a new guy Landon was in there, and Nate Collins playing the nose."  

"It’s not perfect but that’s why we’re back to the drawing board today in the meetings and in practice," says defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. "I feel good about that group."

One point of emphasis this week is on tackling. The Bears were burned last week by the Lions Reggie Bush. They can’t afford to have those same issues against the Saints Darren Sproles.

"The biggest thing we’ve got to do is rally to the football," says Wootton. "In any team people are going to miss tackles, so the biggest thing is getting that po0pulation tackle. Getting people to the ball, so when one guy misses the next guy will be there."

"You know it’s the next game up," says offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod. "It’s a big game for us especially coming off last week. We just need to go out there and do what we’ve got to do."
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