Chicago Bears Defensive Line Change Name To Rush Men Under Rod Marinelli

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Published: July 16, 2009

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... to "rush men." That's the mentality Marinelli, who's known as one of the best D-line coaches in the league. His empowering coaching strategy aim's to get more speed and aggressiveness out of this blend of veterans and youth. The overall goal for 2009 is not to defend, but to disrupt, always be on the move and go up field to pursue.

This is a defensive line group that has tremendous talent and depth. The success of the defensive package depends on effective pass rushing, which it lacked last year. With the exception of Tommie Harris, the defense did not produce to the level of play it needed in 2008. The front four could not get pressure on opposing QB's, witch forced the linebackers closer to the line of scrimmage, and the outside backers could not flare and block the quick slant throwing lanes. Chicago could not blitz when they wanted, instead blitzed, because they were forced to.

The gap-oriented line depends on player assignments, containment, and the simpl...

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