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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Scout's Eye: Bears-Cowboys preview
    September, 17, 2010 Sep 178:00AM CTEmail Print Comments

    By Bryan Broaddus
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    The Cowboys will face a defense that will present them a different set of challenges as opposed to what they faced last week in Washington.

    Lovie Smith and former Lions head coach Rod Marinelli have once again hooked up and continue to put the Bears in the Tampa 2 scheme that they ran with great success for the Buccaneers under Tony Dungy.

    In 2009, the Bears were a banged up defense and struggled without several key members in the lineup. This year, with the addition of Julius Peppers from Carolina, it gives them a much more dynamic pass rusher than you have to deal with off the edge.
    At the other end is Mark Anderson. Anderson is not a bulky player, but he is very quick. When Smith and Marinelli slant this line, Anderson is a problem to block on the move because he is a feel for how to beat blocks.

    *The Bears on offense were able to move the ball on the Lions, but turnovers and red zone problems allowed to Lions to hang in the game and even have a chance to win it in the end.

    The Bears might not have big names at wide receiver, but what they do have is a group that can really run. Johnny Knox is a 4.29, Devin Hester a 4.41 and Devin Aromashodu a 4.35.

  2. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Please, the Bears run an ultra-conservative variation of the Tampa 2. Nothing about that defense (whether it be scheme or player) scares me in the least. If there's a game on the schedule where the offense should score 30+ it's this game. If we establish anything that resembles a ground game they are screwed.
  3. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

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    When playing any Tampa 2 team, you beat them by POUNDING the ball at that undersized line until they tire, even if you don't have early success.
  4. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Which is why I said:

  5. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    Bingo !
  6. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    So if we should be running against this defense, wanna bet Red calls 55 passes this game?
  7. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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  8. pgreptom

    pgreptom Well-Known Member

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    Last Cover 2 defense we played and threw the ball a lot on.. was probably Tampa. I'm not too worried.. chip Peppers a bit and you're okay. Hope Columbo is ready to go because Peppers moves around quite a bit.
  9. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    The tampa 2 has been exposed so badly, it blows my mind that anybody is still running it. It's just not a good defense. It leaves mid range stuff wide open for tight ends and WRs who play in the style that Miles does.
  10. Star4Ever

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    Yea, but the problem is Garrett doesn't have the patience to play that way.
  11. Doctor32

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    Chicago has the base Cover 2 that resembles the Dungy / Monte Kiffin "Tampa-2". They rarely run this defense. I think it's so they can utilize the Mike LB position (Urlacher) to have more freedom to make plays in the passing game.
    Romo spoke to this yesterday.
  12. DaBoys4Life

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    There is cause to be concerned even though we have all 5 line men 2 of them are coming off of injury. So they're not in shape and it will be interesting to see if they can keep up with the grind. Then there's Peppers. They have a decent LB corps. We shouldn't underestimate any time. We should right any team as a check mark for a win. Like who saw us losing to Redskins ? I'm pretty sure none of you were concerned about that.

    Now for their offense their WR isn't much to speak of same goes for the TE olsen. However, what I am concerned with is Matt Forte and his receiving ability. He broke a long one last week and if we don't account for this it will be scary. He has the ability to do this and we should be concerned. We need to be concerned about the big play ability on their offense Hester and Knox may not be the best but both have the ability to beat the defense.
  13. proline

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    Peppers' new nickname is now El Burrito! :laugh2:

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