CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears coach John Fox knows exactly how tough it is for offensive linemen to block Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers.
After all, Fox coached Peppers as a superstar rookie out of North Carolina.
"You don't get very many athletes like that who come along," Fox said to reporters this week as he prepared to face his former player. "We got criticized quite heavily by the talking heads for not taking a quarterback. I know Joey Harrington was available (and) David Carr went a pick before us.