Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Exactly Ricza. And people forget that there was a window of time after Tommie Harris went down (and struggled with injuries) and Julius Peppers arrived where the defense sputtered because it didn't have a superstar raising hell in the backfield. It had the same exact symptoms we had last year, but less severe at that time because the back end talent was around and healthy. We couldn't stop anyone's passing game on 3rd down and we needed to bring 8 in the box to even think about stopping the run, even with Urlacher and Briggs healthy. Once Peppers arrived, a lot of that went away.