Bears' D has plenty of holes

Updated: July 28, 2003, 8:50 AM ET
By By Ryan Early | NFL Insider
After falling from a 13-3 record in 2001 to 4-12 last season, including an eight-game losing streak, head coach Dick Jauron's job is on the line.

The Bears point to an inordinate number of injuries that decimated the roster, and playing home games two hours south of Chicago while Soldier Field was being renovated as the main causes for their slump. But it could be that the 2001 playoff season was the aberration.

If the Bears are going to get back to the playoffs, they'll have to get consistent play out of new starting quarterback Kordell Stewart, fix the problems along their offensive line, and return their defense to a spot among the league's best.

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