“We have some good linebackers here and they all have played well, but Pisa’s been steady and been that way throughout,” said coach Lovie Smith. “He really played well this past week against the Giants.
“He brings energy, he hustles, he’s a tough guy, and he’s played at a high level in the league before, so we have an idea [how he’ll perform]. We let it play out and he deserves to be called the starter now.”
Personally after he stone-walled Brandon Jacobs I was sold. His closing speed is also pretty impressive. I think this is a no brainer. He's kinda short but that helps with tackling. Now if only Brian Urlacher could tackle like Tino. I believe the additions of Alf and Tino might make the Bears defense more physical, at least from what I've seen on film. What do you guys think?