Did we get Tinoisamoa or Lawrence Taylor?

I’m glad that the Bears picked up linebacker Pia Tinoisamoa. He’s definitely an upgrade, and will look good playing alongside Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher.

By the way some coaches and players are talking about Tinoisamoa, you’d think he was the second coming of Lawrence Taylor.

Last year with the St. Louis Rams, Tinoisamoa was credited with 104 tackles in 16 games. He had three sacks. Both were career highs.

Those are solid numbers. They are not superstar numbers.

The Bears made a good move in adding Tinoisamoa. And I expect his numbers to go up this year. But let’s not expect too much out of the new linebacker or the Bears defense in general. This has been a lousy defense for two years running. The addition of a slightly-above-average linebacker isn’t going to change that.