Of course, we had the ability within our package to change the gap responsibilities for our DE and OLBs, and DTs and MLB, depending on the scheme we were facing.
The basic adjustment to the split-end side was to "Switch" the DE and OLB--the end moved down to a 5 technique, and the OLB widened to a 7.
4 OMITTED], the OLB
's (Sam and Will) switch responsibilities with the DE's.
MICHAEL PHILLIPS (Blues) DoB: 29.08.8Z - 6'3" (14st Olbs
) RECORD: 17 caps (W 9, L 7, D 1' 10 pts - 2T)
, who are responsible for the option QB, will now leave the flats open for swing passes.
Maybe it's time to give young backup OLBs
Isaiah Irving and rookie Kyle Fitts some opportunities.
The Bears' other inactives were OLBs
Kylie Fitts and Isaiah Irving, OL Rashaad Coward and DT Nick Williams.
But WRs Taylor Gabriel, Demarcus Ayers and Josh Bellamy, CBs Prince Amukamra, Cre'Von LeBlanc and Rashard Fant, S Deon Bush, RB Benny Cunningham, FB Michael Burton, OLBs
Josh Woods and Aaron Lynch, OG Kyle Long and TE Dion Sims did not practice.
The Bears will carry at least four OLBs
, and Leonard Floyd and Sam Acho are the only two assured of spots.
The odd front zone can have the strongside OLB
blitz from a position over the OE [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 1A OMITTED].