Dennison runs the most balanced offense in the league, no question about it. I would prefer to have a coach who would scrap the Cover 2 scheme the Bears have run over the past decade and still run the version of the 4-3 defense like the New York Giants operate. I want a man-on-man defense. The Cover 2/Tampa 2 is passe and really doesn't work anymore unless you have certain kinds of players. Our defense may suffer at first, but converting to a man defense out of the 4-3 is crucial with keeping up with the Jones'.
I don't know if this would mean that the Bears would switch to a 3-4 defense if Dennison were to come to Chicago or not, to be perfectly honest with you. Anybody with thoughts on that subject?
My initial thoughts are we would have a challenge converting to a 3-4 this year with our FA/Draft emphasis on the offense. If we went to a 3-4, maybe a one-gap variant since we don't have the size to play effective 2-gap. Peppers and McClellin could play the 5-technique, but who else? As far as the back end, Tillman can play man, but beyond him Hayden and Jennings are zone defenders all the way.
This is a good discussion because our new HC will have to decide this draft how he wants to go, because we need LB depth, not to mention a replacement for Urlacher.
Even if the new HC doesn't state, I believe who we pick up or draft at LB will give an indication the direction he wants to go. Same could be said for DL, CB, as well but I don't see us making big moves in FA, or a 1 or 2 draft pick, at those positions.
I was thinking the same thing plus he has that old shanahan mentality that cutler thrived with. Under the radar and never thought of him. And bring that blocking scheme and let forte kick some ass. I can dig this hire
That's what I've been saying now for the past two days, motown. Our offense would instantly improve if we only had a run-friendly scheme in place. The passing game would improve as well.