Chicago Bears: Biggest Weakness, Strength

June 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today, the subject is the Chicago Bears.
Biggest Strength: Linebackers
This group has the potential to be really good if Brian Urlacher is healthy for the 2010 campaign.
Urlacher is a fantastic run defender. Last season, the Bears ranked 23rd against the run. In 2008, the Bears ranked 5th against the run. I'm not going to go into the other stats, but the Bears are a whole lot better with Urlacher in the lineup.
Lance Briggs is a dynamic athlete. For example, here's a play Briggs made against Seneca Wallace. How many linebackers can dive to the ground and still make the catch?
Starting opposite Briggs is Hunter Hillenmeyer. The guy is a play maker. Hillenmeyer forced four fumbles, and picked a ball off. Perhaps the signature moment of the Bears season was the fumble he created against Adrian Peterson.
Hillenmeyer makes does make mistakes. He doesn't have the athleticism of his counterparts. But he makes up for it with sound technique and good pad level.
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