“Ahh, I don’t know,” Briggs said. “I don’t really have a comment for that. Call it what you want to. We’ve got a lot of young guys out there, too.”
That’s true. But even with the young players in the mix, the average age of the starting defense is 28.5.
“We’re not as old as we’ve been,” Briggs said. “We’ve got guys that are old, guys that are young. You mix it all together, and you make it happen.”
The problem, however, is that hasn’t been happening. The cliché about age being merely a number might correlate with the seemingly astronomical chunks given up by the Bears throughout the first five games.
The defense ranks 29th overall, surrendering an average of 419.6 yards per game. The club is also tied for 17th in points allowed (24.2).