Safeties: What Will the Chicago Bears Do Without Them?

May 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

And Lovie has done it again.
For everyone who thought the drafting of Major Wright and then the trade that brought back Chris Harris stabilized the safety spots, you were wrong.
At the Bears first minicamp Chris Harris was lined up at free safety and Danieal Manning at strong safety.
We have covered this before with Harris, and we agreed he is a more natural fit at STRONG safety.
For those who think free and strong safety are the same, you are incorrect. You want your free safety to have good speed and coverage skills while being a bit of a ball hog.
Your strong safety should be a great tackle and a hard hitter who likes to blitz and play down in the box (basically be the eighth man in the box to help stop the run).
Both have played alongside Mike Brown over the years. Both have played each spot. So they have the experience. However this is what I don't understand: the Bears spent their first draft pick, the 75th overall pick, on safe...

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