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A forgotten key: Nathan Vasher

I found an interesting blog post at Scout.com about Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher. It reminded me of how important Vasher might be to this Bears’ season.

Unless, of course, he’s not. Which is a possibility, too.

It was just two years ago that the Bears rewarded Vasher with a heap of money for a nice season at the cornerback position. You might remember watching Vasher intercept passes and harrass wide receivers on a regular basis.

It’d be nice to see this again from Vasher. Since getting his money, Vasher has been either injured or ineffective.

But what if he bounces back? He’d certainly strengthen a questionable defensive backfield. With Charles Tillman on one side and a back-to-form Vasher on the other, life would suddenly become difficult for NFL quarterbacks.

There’s a nagging doubt, though: What if Vasher’s good seasons were the flukes? What if he’s more like the player of the last two years, an inconsistent defender plagued by injuries?

We’ll find out this year. And if we don’t see much from Vasher, get ready for some shootouts at Soldier Field.