I've been on the "anti-peppers" bandwagon since the first game. I'm too lazy too look it up, but wasn't Peppers contract renegotiated and he ended up with less $$$? If that is true, add that to the "hurt feelings" of Lovie being fired, Urlacher and Rod quitting, I say its just all attitude. I agree with the folks here saying you can't get that bad in off season. You can't go from a star player to rock bottom in one off season. Like Urlacher, it was a slow degrade over the years. And even then, he still had the same passion. Peppers has zero passion. Also he is winded, which means he's not putting in 100% into training. I believe he will be cut next year. But Peppers is the tip of the ice berg. Our Defense is showing signs of degradation and I think it will be a rapid decline. The loss of Rod and Urlacher is showing. Sometimes players make great plays, but the fundamentals are not always there. To be honest the Saints game was the first time IMO that they played good fundamentals, BUT they didn't make any special plays. Peppers, is in bad shape. Briggs is good, but that offsides infraction worried me, that was a rookie move. Other than Tillman, the whole Defense is in trouble. I really believe that Tillman is carrying the whole D right now and that will wear on him.