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Josh Elliott
September 01, 2003
An opposing scout's view
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September 01, 2003

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An opposing scout's view

" Brian Urlacher can make an average player look much better. His pursuit is second to none. He's a notch below Ray Lewis, but only because Lewis is meaner....

The pressure's on Mike Brown in the secondary because the corners aren't that good. R.W. McQuarters is O.K., but Jerry Azumah shouldn't be a starting NFL corner. His natural instincts just aren't what they need to be. They'll miss Walt Harris very badly....

At quarterback they didn't have many choices other than Kordell Stewart. Chicago couldn't afford to wait until June and take a chance on Brian Griese, and really, who else was there? Stewart is there to bridge the gap until Rex Grossman is ready....

It's hard to fault Anthony Thomas for his stats last year, because no back could've produced behind that decimated line. Stewart will soften things, and Thomas will benefit....

Marty Booker is the most underrated receiver in the league. Desmond Clark is a top-notch tight end, and Stewart will look for him often. Clark could have a breakout year....

They could finish second in the division or they could finish fourth. Six or seven wins would be impressive."