Antrel Rolle says new Chicago Bears defense is coming together

BY foxsports • June 11, 2015

The Chicago Bears are undergoing a major transition on the defensive side of the ball. Coordinator Vic Fangio is installing a new 3-4 scheme, and several fresh faces litter the lineup.

One of the 2015 additions is Antrel Rolle, a safety acquired in free agency. As he makes personal adjustments to a morphing situation, Rolle can see the defensive unit, as a whole, getting acclimated to what Fangio is asking of it, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson.

"Everything is coming together, for sure," Rolle told ESPN. "There's still a lot of work left to be done, which is expected, but things are coming together. The feeling is good and the tempo is great. We're just getting to know each other, and that definitely takes time. We're just waiting for it to all click."

There's no telling when that "click" will come, but early progress is encouraging for a Bears defense that struggled mightily to slow opponents last season. Chicago ranked 30th out of 32 teams in terms of total yards allowed in 2014 (6,033).

As for Rolle's specific impact in the new defense, the 32-year-old veteran brings Super Bowl experience to the unit. His leadership and expertise will be absolutely integral in the deep secondary.

(h/t ESPN)

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