Let's Give Izzy His Due.......
Recently I've been critical of some of the Bears FA signings so to be fair I should also give credit to one of the best FA finds of the past decade.
Izzy Idonije never played a down of big time college football in the US. He came in from Canada as an undrafted FA and in his career with the Bears he's done everything and anything the Bears have asked of him and done it well.
He's gone down under kicks, blocked kicks, blocked for kicks, been a consistent ST performer, bulked up to play DT, slimmed down again to play DE, and waited patiently for his chance to become a full time starter in this his 8th year with the team while never once holding out or trying his value in FA.
From all that's been told he's a great guy and a true humanitarian.
We all talk about how much Julius Peppers has meant to this defense, and he has, but one rather unsung hero who really stepped into his role with a great performance this year has been Izzy. He's been a big part of the success of the Dline and a good reason that we're back in the playoffs again.