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More Aggressive Jonathan Bullard Has Bears Hopeful As He Fights For Starting Job

August 8th, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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By Chris EmmaĆ¢??

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (CBS) - After nearly four decades of coaching, Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio knows a thing or two.

Despite flashes from then-rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard last summer in training camp, Fangio realized that he wasn’t ready for a key role. A defense still seeking an answer opposite Akiem Hicks at the five-technique would still be waiting.

A year later, Fangio now sees what Bullard was missing.

“He’s more mentally and emotionally ready for the rigors of playing in the NFL trenches against grown men,” Fangio said last week. “And we’re hopeful. I like where he’s at now. I think his arrow’s pointing up. We’ll see how far it goes up.”

It was pretty simple what was wrong with Bullard when he would get out of his stance and hesitate as blockers converged. Assignment …

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