Chicago Bears 2014 Outlook: Five Key Players On Defense

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Ryan Mundy

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The Chicago Bears had the worst safety play in the NFL last season. Their two safeties, Major Wright and Chris Conte, were two of the bottom three rated safeties.

The Bears need an improved play from their safeties desperately. They went out and drafted Brock Vereen, and signed Mundy, as well as M.D. Jennings, Craig Steltz, Danny McCray and Adrian Wilson. They also decided to give Conte another chance. He and Steltz then got injured and started training camp on the PUP list.

Mundy looke like he will be the starting strong safety. He needs to take charge of the safety unit and be the leader it needs. No, Mundy might not be a superstar, but that isn’t what is needed. They need a capable safety corps. Mundy can solidify the safety play. He is pretty fundamentally sound. He picks up his assignments well. He is also a hard hitter who will make fans happy with his aggressiveness.

What the Bears need are safeties who aren’t on the bottom in position rankings. Mundy is an improvement on what they had last year. His solid play should make Bears fans forget the horrible safety play from last season.