Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicago Bears Pisa Tinoisamoa

Joined the Bears during the 2009 offseason after spending his first six NFL seasons with St. Louis (2003-08)... Credited with 666 tackles (420 solo), 10.0 sacks, 7 INTs and 25 PBUs... Also forced 7 fumbles and recovered 3 fumbles... Spent limited time on the first in first season in Chicago due to knee injuries... Led the Rams in tackles in four of the six seasons he played in St. Louis: 2003 (121), 2004 (145), 2005 (134) and 2008 (135)... Started 85-of-86 career games played... Started all 16 games for the Rams over four seasons... Became the first Rams rookie to lead the team in tackles in 2003... Name is pronounced peace-uh tino-EE-sah-moe-ah.
2009 SEASON: Played in only 2 games, starting both, due to knee injuries and was placed on Injured Reserve 12/1... Finished with 5 tackles (2 solo) and 1 forced fumble... Made his Bears debut at GB (9/13), but left the game in the first quarter... Returned at ATL (10/18), tallying 4 tackles and a forced fumble but left the game in the fourth quarter. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 2-2
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2008 - Started all 16 games at WLB for the Rams... Paced the team in tackles (135)... Tallied a career-high 3.0 sacks to go along with 3 PBUs and 2 forced fumbles... Led or tied for the team lead in tackles in 10-of-16 games, including five contests of double-digit tackles... Added 6 special teams tackles.
2007 - Started 9 games and was inactive for 2 with an ankle injury... Placed on Injured Reserve with a knee injury 11/27... Ranked fifth on the team with 79 tackles despite missing 7 games... Added 2 interceptions and 2 PBUs.
2006 - Started all 11 games he played in... Tallied 47 tackles (27 solo) to go along with 2.0 sacks, 1 PBU and 1 forced fumble... Placed on Injured Reserve with a hand injury (12/14).
2005 - Started all 16 games, leading the team in tackles for the third straight year... Credited with 134 tackles (91 solo)... Notched 1.5 sacks, 2 INTs and a career-high 8 PBUs... Led or tied for team-high in tackles in eight games.
2004 - Collected a career-high 145 tackles (100 solo) after starting all 16 games... Added 5 PBUs, 1.5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery... Named team captain midway through season... Led team in tackles in four games.
2003 - Became the first Rams rookie to lead the team in tackles in franchise history with 121 stops (70 solo)... Gathered a career-high 3 INTs... Added 6 PBUs, a career-high 4 forced fumbles, 2.0 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.

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