Julius Peppers, the Monster, The Freak of Nature and all those other great nicknames he’s picked up in his career has started very slow out of the gate.
We’re half way through the regular season and right now Peppers only has a total of one sack. I’m a Chicago Bears fan and I didn’t even notice that number and to be honest, I’m a little shocked and confused. This season Peppers has been somewhat contained and also held a lot.
Most of those holding calls haven’t been pointed out, but it is what it is. Anyways, Peppers still has enough time to turn it around, but I don’t think he’ll have enough time to make the Pro Bowl yet again.
You would have to think he’d be willing to take a pay-cut going into next season if his performance stays the same. I’m sure the organization wants him to step up his game, but at the same time I doubt they’ll argue with him taking less money as guys like Charles Tillman and Jay Cutler are in the final year of their contracts.
Peppers and the Chicago Bears will take on the Green Bay Packers on Monday.
If there was a game that Peppers really needed to step up and get to the quarterback, Monday night is that game.