Checking The Tape: The Bears are a Bad, Bad Defense

| September 27th, 2023

Before the season, I wondered how Matt Eberflus was going to change up his defensive game plans to account for his new personnel. After spending 3 top 70 draft picks & millions in FA, I assumed that surely the Bears weren’t planning on trotting out the same defensive game plan that had made them the NFL’s worst defense in 2022. There’s no way they’d do that… right?

As it turns out, that’s exactly what they did. In last night’s All-22 stream, I dove into many of the issues present within Eberflus’ scheme, detailing:

  • What is the purpose of Eberflus’ spot-drop zones?
  • What is the Bears defense trying to achieve?
  • Why isn’t it working?
  • What can Chicago do to tighten things up?
  • How many of these issues are player failures?
  • And much, much more

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Your Turn: How would you fix Matt Eberflus’ Cover 2 scheme?