Jonathan Bostic sees his first action on defense
By Seth Gruen Staff Reporter October 11, 2013 12:19AM
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 10: Jonathan Bostic #57 and Blake Costanzo #52 of the Chicago Bears wait for the snap against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on October 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Giants 27-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Updated: October 11, 2013 12:23AM
Rookie linebacker Jonathan Bostic was critical of his performance after his first defensive snaps in the Bears’ 27-21 win over the New York Giants on Thursday night.
After replacing injured starter D.J. Williams at the end of the third quarter, Bostic said he could point out a mistake on every play.
Williams injured his chest trying to tackle Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. Williams wanted to get evaluated before commenting on his injury.
Bostic saw the game as a measuring stick.
“It’s just a chance to get back out there with those guys again, just being able to play,” Bostic said. “I’ve been doing my part on special teams, just been doing whatever they asked me. Tonight I got a chance to really go back out there, play again. So I got to clean up some of those things. It’s another learning experience for me.”
Bostic also saw some first- quarter action and played in the nickel package after linebacker James Anderson left the game with a back injury.
Among the reasons Bostic didn’t begin the season as the starter was his inconsistency in pass defense.
“He got in, got his nose in it,” linebacker Lance Briggs said. “He found out that some of the stuff that we see in practice or the preseason is a little bit different on the field. But Bostic is going to be big next week.”