As per usual, we're going to give you the second poll of the weekend today while we've got the first defensive tackle voting going on. Right now Tommie Harris is winning, but if you don't agree with that, or even if you do, get over there and vote!
Over on this end, we're going to find the other bookend for Julius Peppers, so follow me past the jump to see who joins our prior candidates in the voting...
Of course, to start, we have the three guys that didn't beat out Peppers...
Phillip Daniels: Daniels was a Seattle fourth round draft pick in 1996, before being signed by the Bears before the 2000 season. From 2001 to 2003 when he departed for Washington, Daniels deflected 17 passes and forced four fumbles while collecting 118 tackles (27 assists) and 17 sacks.
Adewale Ogunleye: A 2001 Miami undrafted free agent out of Indiana, the Bears acquired Ogunleye after his 2003 fifteen sack Pro-Bowl season by trading 2001-2010 All-Bears lead receiver Marty Booker. While Ogunleye never matched his fifteen-sack season, over his six season in Chicago Ogunleye has put up some very good numbers - 42 sacks, nine passes deflected, one interception, nine forced fumbles, and 222 tackles with 55 assists, to go with two safeties. In each of his seasons, he never collected less than five sacks.
Alex Brown: Brown was a fourth-round pick in 2002 of the Bears out of Florida. While not quite having the pass-rushing abilities of some of his contemporaries, Brown could play the run. In his eight seasons as a Bear from 2002-2009, Brown put up 43.5 sacks, five interceptions, 16 forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries, and 310 tackles with 63 assists. Between 2003 and 2009, never recorded less than 4.5 sacks (2007, when Mark Anderson was given the starter's position); generally, you knew you'd get 6 sacks, a forced fumble, and 40 tackles per season.
And to that we will add...
Mark Anderson: Yes, that's right. The rookie sensation makes his way to the poll after a twelve sack, four forced fumble performance in 2006. Over his four-plus seasons as a Bear, Anderson put up 21.5 sacks with five passes deflected, five fumbles forced, and 89 tackles with 23 assists.
Israel Idonije: The Manitoba Mauler scratched from tackle to end to tackle to end, and last season had a very good year opposite Peppers with eight sacks, three passes deflected and four fumbles forced. From 2004 to 2010 (That's right, Izzy is a seven-year Bear. No, it doesn't feel like it.), Izzy has a total of 16 sacks, 15 passes deflected, six fumbles forced with four recovered, and 125 tackles with 43 assists.
As usual, if you don't agree with any of the choices, vote "Other" and make your choice known!
Who should be the second defensive end on the 2001-2010 All-Bears Team?
Phillip Daniels (2 votes)
Alex Brown (212 votes)
Adewale Ogunleye (119 votes)
Mark Anderson (3 votes)
Israel Idonije (41 votes)
Other (2 votes)
379 total votes