This season's defensive roster is a lot of last season's defensive roster with some random placeholders.
Cornerback Alan Ball can't cover, and I'm not sure Kyle Fuller can, either, right now. The safeties, whoever they are, go into the second regular-season game looking to make their first big plays.
It's not Shea McClellin's fault he can't make plays as middle linebacker. It's the Bears' fault for putting him there.
The interior of the defensive line was about what I expected. Without Jeremiah Ratliff, who was suspended after pleading guilty to a DWI, the remaining draft choices and free-agent signings helped Eddie Lacy average 4.5 yards per carry.
But when assigning blame, start with the Bears' so-called pass rushers. If you can find them.