After playing at Glenbard West High School and the University of Iowa, Matt Bowen spent seven seasons in the NFL as a strong safety with the ...
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October 25, 2014
The Bears defense will have to play with technique and discipline in their Cover-2 shell inside the deep red zone to limit quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots tight end talent.
October 18, 2014
The Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler can continue to push the ball downfield to wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery by using max protection and targeting the Yankee route versus the Dolphins.
October 11, 2014
Wide receiver Devin Hester isn't a primary target in the Falcons game plan with Julio Jones and Roddy White on the field. However, quarterback Matt Ryan can get the ball to Hester in specific concepts that cater to the skill set of the former Bears returner.
September 27, 2014
The Bears can lean on their core Cover-2 and Cover-3 coverages versus Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday at Soldier Field. However, the ability of Mel Tucker's defense to dress up sub-package pressure is key to getting off the field on third downs while creating turnover opportunities.
September 21, 2014
The Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler have to prep for the Jets pre-snap disguise and zero-pressure looks they'll see Monday night when they take on Rex Ryan's defense at MetLife Stadium.
September 12, 2014
The 49ers offense under coach Jim Harbaugh can reduce the formation, create blocking angles at the point of attack and use the "wham" (trap) scheme to open up a running lane for Frank Gore versus the Bears 4-3 defensive front Sunday night in the first game at Levi's Stadium.
September 6, 2014
The Bills' packaged plays will test the Bears defense under coordinator Mel Tucker on Sunday at Soldier Field, with stress on second-level run/pass keys because of the multiple reads within the scheme.
September 4, 2014
The Bears offense should produce at a high level again this season under coach Marc Trestman because of the size, talent and formation flexibility of wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
August 24, 2014
Preseason tape in the NFL doesn't tell the entire story because of limited game plans that focus on individual technique while coaches experiment with concepts on both sides of the ball.
August 3, 2014
BOURBONNAIS — It usually takes some time during an NFL training camp for rookie safeties to transition to the pro game.
July 28, 2014
BOURBONNAIS — With the Bears back on the field Monday morning for another practice session in full gear, here are three observations with a focus on the backup quarterback competition, the immediate impact of defensive end Lamarr Houston and the development of second-year wide receiver Marquess Wilson.
July 27, 2014
BOURBONNAIS — With Marc Trestman's Bears putting on the pads for the first time this season Sunday, competitive one-on-one drills took the stage as the marquee event.
June 21, 2014
Minicamps in the NFL are an extension of spring organized team activities with similar practice scripts, tempo and competitive periods that are tough to evaluate without the players finishing through in pads.
May 28, 2014
The Bears' first organized team activity of the spring had the look and feel of an offseason practice, with technique, fundamentals and core schemes taking the stage as the main focus of the afternoon.