Reggie Bush is healthy and will be a key weapon the Bears have to stop.
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau won’t take full credit for being the first coach to run the zone blitz scheme, as its roots trace back to Bill Arnsparger’s early 70’s Dolphins. But, undoubtedly, LeBeau was the first to perfect and commit to it as a defensive philosophy.
Surprisingly enough, the Bengals chose to double team tight end Martellus Bennett.
Today’s playbook topic focuses on zone and man blocking schemes, two different approaches to achieve a common goal of sealing off defenders to create running lanes.
During an NFL broadcast you’re assured of hearing commentators reflexively dropping phrases like “gap integrity,” “run fits,” “alignments,” and “fronts,” assuming their audience is following along.
There was a collective groan among Bears fans when Roger Goodell announced the selection of Shea McClellin with the 19th pick in the 2012 draft. The position wasn’t being scrutinized, the player was.
Mere minutes into the 2013 league year, Phil Emery wasted no time addressing a profound need on the Bears roster, signing tight end Martellus Bennett to a four-year deal worth a reported $20 million.
Here’s a look at Bevell’s strengths, scheme and what type of skill position players the Bears would need to add to properly execute his system.
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s passing scheme is predicated on play action off of inside-zone run looks.
The 49ers don’t lead the league in rushing by accident, it’s by design. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman has devised the most diverse running scheme in the NFL, dusting off old running concepts and putting a modern spin on them.
A closer look at Owen Daniels and the Texans’ play-action naked bootleg packages in this week’s playbook.
Using NFL GameRewind’s All-22 Coaches Film footage, I break down the Titans inside-zone running scheme.
Nonetheless, the Bears must be prepared for the Panthers zone-read option attack this weekend, which I break down in this week’s playbook.
An explosive offense to match a dominant defense? This team could be scary if the offense continues to progress.
Using NFL GameRewind, let’s take a look at a few plays involving Major Wright to compare and contrast his technique and discipline week to week.
The stat line Bears second-year defensive tackle Stephen Paea put up against the Rams – 1 solo, .5 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, 1 quarterback hit – doesn’t accurately convey just how dominant he was. Paea was powerful, tenacious, relentless, showed tremendous hustle, and owned his gap all game.
Let’s take a closer look at Jay Cutler’s four interceptions to determine if the Packers were even in Cover-2 Man, but more importantly, to get to the bottom of where the finger(s) should be pointed.
While Rodriguez didn’t show up on the stat sheet this past Sunday – the one screen pass attempt to him fell incomplete – he made several key blocks that resulted in first downs and points for the Bears on Sunday. Using NFL Game Rewind, I break down a few of these key plays in my playbook.
In this week’s playbook series, Dan Durkin breaks down Tim Jennings tendency to take chances, which sometimes leads to big plays for the opposing offense.
In 2012, Chris Conte needs to show improvement in run support, specifically with his pursuit angles.