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Giants Vs. Bears Preview: Osi Umenyiora Presents Good Challenge For Chicago's LTs

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice and head coach Lovie Smith will both be looking very closely at the play of the left tackles during Friday night's game against the New York Giants, and incumbent starter J'Marcus Webb will get a good challenge by going against Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora. Lovie Smith noted the absence of Jason Pierre-Paul, but he doesn't think it will take away from the evaluation process for Webb and Chris Williams:

"Yeah, I don't think (the absence of Pierre-Paul hurts evaluation of the left tackle position)," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "As you said, they still have good players. When one goes down, another steps up. So (I) don't think that will really affect too much. As you're evaluating guys, if they're both playing against the same guy, you can get a good evaluation, and that's what we're getting."

"...We want (one of the candidates at left tackle to outright win the job as soon as possible). But I think each week they are telling us things about it. We haven't finalized anything just yet."

quotes via ESPN Chicago.

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