(WSCR) Before the start of the 2011 season, the Eagles became the self-proclaimed “Dream Team.”
But after a Week 1 win, they lost four in a row. Since then, however, the Eagles offense has begun to click on all cylinder, scoring 54 points in their last two games combined.
Leading charge for the Eagles is the versatile Michael Vick, who’s legs are just as much a threat as his arm. Add to that mix an explosive group of wide receivers and a running back rushing for over five yards per carry, and the Bears have a tantalizing challenge.
“I know the Bears have had success against Vick in the past, but Vick hasn’t been a part of a truly multi-dimientional offense, in my opinion,” Brad Biggs of The National Football Post and Chicago Tribune told The Mully and Hanley Show on Monday. “They’ve been handing the ball to (LeSean) McCoy enough lately that they’ve got two sides of the swords here — those are the types of offenses that have given the Bears problems.”
LISTEN: Brad Biggs on The Mully and Hanley Show
When Vick scrambles out of the pocket, it will be easy for inexperienced safeties Chris Conte and Major Wright to bite and leave their coverage zones, but if they do, Vick is liable to hit receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin deep.
The fear of giving up the big play could cause the young safeties to play too deep, leaving the middle of the field open.
“I don’t know if they can keep up with Jackson or Jeremy Maclin,” Biggs said. “One of the issues you’re going to have here is if these safeties play really deep, deeper than usual for the Bears, which is pretty deep — across the boarder over in (New) Jersey — that’s going to leave a tremendous amount of space for Brent Celek the tight end and Jason Avant to do some work underneath.”