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Bears | Re-Training the Defense

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera and linebackers coach Bob Babich have been working with the defensive personnel, particularly MLB Brian Urlacher, in re-training the way in which they react to certain situations. They have been working with Urlacher in one-on-one drills on his keys and reads using blue and white barrels as offensive and defensive players to help him visualize a play developing. The linebackers are also being taught to get up field and make the play instead of running parallel to the line of scrimmage, as they had previously under former defensive coordinator Greg Blache. ''It's so these guys see what their gaps are and gap control and practice getting downhill,'' Rivera said regarding the training drill.

2004-04-18 08:15:39 | Source:

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