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Chalk Talk: How many Bears have led NFL in interceptions?

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on

How many times has a Bears player led the NFL in interceptions?
John B.
Hammond, Indiana

Four different Bears players have led the NFL in interceptions: Hall of Famer Clyde "Bulldog" Turner with eight in 1942, Roosevelt Taylor with nine in 1963, Mark Carrier with a franchise-record 10 in 1990 and Tim Jennings with nine in 2012.

Have the Bears been holding training camp in Bourbonnais longer than at any other site? I think it has surpassed Platteville, hasn't it?
Ryan G.
Oak Lawn, Illinois

The Bears will conduct training camp at Olivet Nazarene University this year for the 17th straight summer, making it their third longest stint at one site. They held 31 training camps at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind., from 1944-74 and spent 18 summers at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 1984-2001. The Bears have also had training camp in Chicago at Mills Stadium (1930), Loyola University (1931), Logan Square Ballpark (1932) and Lane Tech High School (1934), the University of Notre Dame (1933), St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, Wis. (1935-43) and Lake Forest College (1975-83).

What are your thoughts on a permanent move of Kyle Long to right tackle? He made the Pro Bowl as a right tackle. While he had some growing pains at right tackle that season, he was also playing with a cast on his hand the first of the season. He's a great guard, but at this point in his career and with his injury history, wouldn't it be safer to have him blocking 245-270-pound edge rushers instead of 330-pound defensive tackles?
Daniel M.

I think it would be difficult to move Kyle Long to right tackle this year given that he spent the offseason recovering from multiple injuries he sustained last year. He did make the Pro Bowl once as a right tackle, but he also made it twice as a right guard and I'd like to see him stay at that position for the time being. With that being said, if the Bears feel that moving Long to right tackle would enable them to put their best five offensive linemen on the field, I'd be all for it. When you're talking about an offensive line, you've got to look at it as a collective group and consider what gives you the best chance to form the best cohesive unit.

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