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Briggs wants off-field reputation to match that on the field

Originally Published: August 6, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Lance Briggs wants to be the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He wants to be voted to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl, he wants the Bears to win the Super Bowl and he wants people to believe he is a good man.

Not necessarily in that order.

The football part of his résumé is hardly in dispute. He led the team in tackles last season, finished second in 2007, 2006 and 2005 and was first in 2004. Over the past six seasons, he has the most interceptions returned for touchdowns ...

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