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Pernell McPhee: Bears' slow start vs. Redskins wouldn't have happened 'if I would have been out there'

Pernell McPhee: Bears' slow start vs. Redskins wouldn't have happened 'if I would have been out there'

Pernell McPhee’s engine runs hot on game days, and that makes it especially difficult for him whenever he’s forced to watch, such as last Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the Redskins.

With his ailing left knee sidelining him, the Redskins opened the game with consecutive touchdown drives of 80 and 93 yards.

“If I would have been out there, that (stuff) wouldn’t have happened,” he said Thursday.

McPhee believes the defense’s “dawg” attitude was missing early in the defeat.

“They came to the sideline and … I talked to the guys, and we got right after that,” he said. “We’re all right, though....

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