It seems San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85, pictured at right) doesn't think very highly of the Bears defense.
"I think we can destroy their front," Davis said. "The guys up front, I think we can destroy them. I don't see anything spectacular about their front line. Their linebackers, I think we can handle them pretty well. I like (Adewale) Ogunleye. I like the way he's playing up front. He's about the only player I like on their defensive line. I think he's doing a good job."
Davis added the 49ers should be able to torch the Bears secondary.
"They've given up a lot of points," he said. "There's an opportunity for us, especially there in their secondary, for us to make plays. We just have to go out and do it. Enough talking, go do it."
Well, you can certainly give Mr. Davis points for candor. I don't see anything spectacular about the Bears front line either. However, I disagree with Davis about Ogunleye, who isn't worth a damn as far as I'm concerned. During Sunday's 41-21 loss to Arizona, I thought Alex Brown was the only Bears defensive lineman to show a pulse. Brown had four quarterback pressures, a sack and a forced fumble in the debacle at Soldier Field.
I have no idea whether the 49ers will torch the Bears secondary. It's certainly possible, given the injuries the Bears have at safety. If nothing else, Davis has succeeded in making Thursday's craptacular matchup between the 4-4 Bears and the 3-5 49ers slightly more interesting.