Chicago Bears Will Need to Be ‘Special’ Again in 2010

July 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Lost in the shuffle of a busy offseason and a disappointing 2009 season is one of the Chicago Bears' primary weapons:
The special teams.
I know, I know.  Special teams don't sound "sexy" to anyone, but over the course of a long, 16-game regular season, as many as three or four games can be decided strictly on special teams.
It's not always who hits the 55-yard field goal with one second on the clock or who ran back the punt 65 yards for a score, either.
The field position battle is a direct correlation with the effectiveness of a team's special teams unit.
Also, things like turnovers can occur on punt and kick returns—and everyone knows how important they can be.
Indeed, a team's special teams can, for lack of a better word, truly make a team "special."
Or not.
In the case of the Chicago Bears, however, they've been far above average in special teams and can thank their coordinator, Dave Toub, for their many successes.
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