Pressure cookers

Sacks are overrated -- if your defense can't get to the quarterback

Updated: October 16, 2009, 11:15 PM ET
By By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

It is probably no coincidence that when former Bears defensive coordinator Greg Blache used to downplay the importance of sacks, his unit was often hovering near or at the bottom of the NFL rankings.

They love them now. And why shouldn't they? Led by Adewale Ogunleye's 4.5 sacks for minus-38.5 yards, the Bears are tied for second in the NFC behind Minnesota (and tied for fourth in the league) with nine players combining for 14 sacks.

Blache's point was that fans and ...

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