Starting DT Marcus Harrison has 20 total tackles and a sack on the year while back up Anthony Adams has 34 total tackles and 2 sacks so far. Adams actually began the season starting 5 of the first 6 games then was replaced by Harrison. Why? I have no idea. Every time Adams has a chance to play he gets results. In the last 5 games all of which saw Harrison starting with Adams in a reserve role, Harrison has 5 tackles and Adams has 19.
The Bears rotate their DT's enough so starting is really just a formality, but I think the most productive players should get the nod on the first team. The impressive thing about Adams is when he was moved to the bench you didn't hear a peep out of him. A true professional.
Lovie Smith from chicagobears.com;
"Anthony Adams played outstanding ball, making tackles, [and] the big fumble recovery was huge for us at the time. Those guys have both played a lot this year," Smith said. "One guy normally starts, but both of them play a lot. Anthony Adams, he is one guy I can say who really played well from start to finish [Sunday]. We evaluate everything based on that week and we'll do the same this week."
Who do you think should start at DT?
Marcus Harrison (22 votes)
Anthony Adams (183 votes)
205 total votes