CB = ChicagoBears.com
CB Note: “Free-agent acquisition Pisa Tinoisamoa has brought a physical presence to the strongside linebacker position early in Bears training camp.
The 6-1, 230-pounder popped running back Kevin Jones in an inside run drill Saturday night and smacked Garrett Wolfe after the diminutive running back caught a swing pass Sunday.”
Praising Pisa, head coach Lovie Smith said:
“[Tinoisamoa] is a good player with good agility. I saw him with a couple good hits. He’s played in the league a while. He’s played at a high level. He knows the game. He’s a smart football player. He should only get better.” (CB)
CB Note: “Playing for Smith and Bears linebackers coach Bob Babich in St. Louis in 2003, Tinoisamoa became the first rookie to lead the Rams in tackles with 121. He also had four interceptions and four forced fumbles.
Tinoisamoa again topped the Rams with 135 tackles last season, but he was released in May presumably because he didn’t fit into new St. Louis head coach Steve Spagnuolo’s defensive scheme.”
Feeling that he must raise the level of his game to fit with LB teammates Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, who have been to a combined 10 Pro Bowls, Pisa said:
“I still feel like I’m trying to prove myself. I don’t know if I’ll ever get comfortable. I haven’t made Pro Bowls like Brian and Lance.” (CB)