|Teams such as Bears may copy Niners, Seahawks defensive models|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Bears general manager Phil Emery didn’t know which teams would play for the NFC championship when he stated his offseason mission Jan. 2.
But now that the Seahawks and 49ers have ascended to the top of the conference, their respective defenses validate Emery’s analysis of the Bears’ historically bad unit and his plan to rebuild it.
“It was not about, ‘Is it D-line, linebacker, safety?’” Emery said that day. “It’s about finding the best playmakers, the guys who can make a dynamic difference to our defense.”
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