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Manning on the rise

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The league might be overly focused on the Manning brothers, but Bears fans have another set of Mannings to watch and one of them is quickly making a name for himself.  Rookie Danieal Manning has moved ahead of 2nd year safety Chris Harris in nickel packages.

A lot of teams bring in six DBs when an offense goes to four receivers," coach Lovie Smith said. "Having a player like him, he can drop down and play that corner position, which he was able to do [Sunday] and made a big play on a tipped ball. He brings a lot ability, a lot of range to that position, and he's a good tackler.

I think GM JA gets a great deal of joy when he proves everybody wrong.  We trade down to the second round and everybody is expecting us to take Pope and he drops a name on us that most had never heard of, then he refuses to take a TE at all in the draft and we all go crazy and Desmond Clark comes out and lights it up.  Not that I am arguing, I just can see him sitting back watching game tape with a big smile on his face knowing that he was right.