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Kyler Gordon feeling more comfortable playing in Bears defense

1 year agoMatt Danielewicz

With only two games left before the end of the regular season, the Chicago Bears are trying to play spoiler against two divisional rivals in the Lions and Vikings. 

For Bears rookie cornerback Kyler Gordon, he’s recorded interceptions in back-to-back games and feeling more at ease in the defense. 

“I’m feeling pretty comfortable and as far as my abilities in what I’m reading and picking up stuff, I just feel very comfortable in the defense. It allows me to be more of a ball hawk and go and make plays and I’m enjoying it,” Gordon said on this week’s Bears Essentials. 

Gordon is making his presence known in recent weeks as he’s become the first Bears rookie with 60+ tackles, and 3+ interceptions since 2004. Despite the Bears record of 3-12 and in last place in the NFC North, Gordon continues to maintain focus with two games left and take care of business.

“I want to be my best version of myself and play the best football and put on a show. Making plays for me is fun and the game itself is fun and there’s not point in me playing any less or doing less because of the situation. I’m always going to play 100% full speed and try to make the most of it. Every game is exciting and fun for me and that’s what I’m going to do repeatedly,” Gordon said. 

The Bears faced the Bills on Christmas Eve at Soldier Field falling 35-13 to Buffalo. With sub-zero temperatures last weekend, Gordon understood why Chicago is nicknamed the Windy City. 

“Coming out the locker room, that wind is different over here in Chicago. The Windy City is definitely the Windy City. It was a piercing wind but I honestly look forward to games like that because a lot of people’s mentalities when they come in, they don’t want to play. I will be real with you, it was bad but I enjoy playing football,” Gordon said. 

Watch the full interview with Kyler Gordon above. Bear Essentials runs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network

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