The Chicago Bears Offseason Analysis: The Linebackers


Published: March 30, 2009


... "Samurai" Mike Singletary to the most feared linebacker in NFL history Dick Butkus.

For the younger generations, many fans think of Briggs, to the face of the Bears franchise Brian Urlacher as the new "Monsters of the Midway."

In our next session of the Bears offseason analysis, we will take a look at the linebacker position.

Chicago is a running back/linebacker city that will look to carry that tradition over into the 2009 season.

In 2008, the Bears defense ranked 16th in Points allowed per game, 30th in passing yards, 21st in total yards and 5th against the rush.

2009 will no longer be under the defensive play calling of Babich but under the head coach Lovie Smith.

Lovie will be looking to stick to his Tampa cover-2 scheme, but it is not determined if the linebackers will be more aggressive with any added blitz packages or if he will continue to backpedal the linebackers into zone for from the line o...

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