Tommie Harris: What Would I Ask?

Mitchell Leach IIContributor IMay 29, 2009

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 11:  Tommie Harris #91 of the Chicago Bears looks on against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on December 11, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle Tommie Harris will be one of the many question marks as we head into the upcoming season. When healthy, he's arguably the best in the NFL at his position. However, the former Oklahoma star has experienced a string of injuries over past few years that has limited his production. It also has many wondering if the 26-year old will ever be 100-percent again. If I were to do a question and answer session with any Bear heading into the 2009 campaign, it would undoubtedly be Harris. Here's a brief look at the questions I would ask.


  1. How was your off-season?

  2. There been a lot of questions about your health over the past couple seasons. How are you feeling and how close are you to be 100%?

  3. Describe your feelings on the hiring of Rod Marinelli as your new Defensive Line coach. What do you think he'll bring to the table?

  4. You've experienced the highs and lows of the Bears' Defense over your career here. As you head into the new year, what is the sentiment among you and the rest of your teammates?

  5. What are the major improvements that need to be made on the defensive end to make 2009 a success?

  6. Is there any truth to the rumor that you and Warren Sapp were working out together this off-season? If so, what did you gain from that experience?

  7. What are your thoughts on Jarron Gilbert and the rest of rookie class?

  8. What are your feelings on Lovie taking a more hands-on approach with the defense this year.

  9. What are your goals for this season?