Packaged plays give McCown solid choices

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  1. short faced bear

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    Bears must execute run-pass option reads against Packers\

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    Matt Bowen
    Scouting the Bears

    6:45 p.m. CDT, October 31, 2013

    The Bears can run their series of packaged plays against the Packers on Monday night to give backup quarterback Josh McCown multiple run/pass reads within the game plan.

    Using the All-22 coaches tape, here's the breakdown of Matt Forte's 50-yard touchdown run off the Bears packaged read from the Week 7 matchup versus the Redskins.

    The Bears have their Posse personnel on the field (three wide receivers, one tight end, one running back) in a Doubles Slot alignment with Forte offset to the closed (strong) side of the formation. The Redskins counter with their 3-4 front playing Cover-1 in the secondary.

    This packaged play gives McCown four to five reads within the system. In his run progression, the Bears quarterback can handoff to Forte on the inside zone or keep the ball on the zone read. In the passing game, McCown can throw the tight end seam route to Martellus Bennett, hit slot receiver Marquess Wilson on the bubble screen or target the quick, one step slant to Brandon Marshall on the open (weak) side.

    At the snap, the inside linebacker matches to Bennett on the seam route with the slot cornerback driving to Wilson on the bubble screen. That allows McCown to read (or option) the outside linebacker through the mesh point.

    With the outside linebacker taking an up the field path to McCown (and widening the edge), the quarterback hands the ball off to Forte on the inside zone. This allows the Bears running back to press the hole and get vertical to the second-level of the defense.

    Forte gets into the open field, makes a ridiculous jump-cut and exposes free safety Brandon Meriweather on his way to the end zone for the score.

    If the Bears are going to upset the Packers at Lambeau Field, McCown and the offense need to generate explosive plays and test the eye discipline of the Packers defense. And that can be created off these packaged reads in coach Marc Trestman's playbook.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...bears-bowen-chicago-20131101,0,1740543.column
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    If anyone hasn't listened to Lawrence Holmes on Monday or Tuesday(not sure which) his first hour is talking about 4 plays w/Matt Bowen and he breaks them down. It's a really good listen. Bowen played S in the NFL for, I believe the skins, and he breaks down what's going on really well.
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    The Bears have some weapons, and they have a coach that does more than say "go line-up and beat the guy in front of you."

    The NFL is about misdirection, because defenses are simply too good.
    You must throw the ball before a defender can react. You must get a LB or Safety out of position by having them take a step in the wrong direction.

    I think we have a coach who realizes that and plans accordingly. It also requires a Smart QB, and that is why McCown is in there and not a younger guy with a better arm.

    I just hope that Josh can pull off and upset, but I think that the guy on the other team might have something to say about that :(
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    i heard on the score that GB scored on EVERY posession last week....wtsf?!?!?! How do you do that?
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    Rodgers..
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    ya tell me again how sitting a qb down for a few years so they can learn and get used to the game is a bad thing? Score just went over all the top qb's since 2000's, Roger's throws an in 1 x about every 60 attempts, next is brady in the low/mid 50's, then Brees and PManning 1 in like 38 or so. Cutler, 1 in 30, not as bad as I would have guessed, but you can just see the difference in Rogers and everyone else.
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    It's "what they do" and they sure do it well. Against our "D" they'll probably score twice on each possession :(
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    Rodgers isn't good because he sat for a few years to learn the offense. He's good because of who he is.

    If that were the case, Jim Sorgi would be a fantastic starting QB because he sat behind Peyton Manning for six years.
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    Ya you sure about that WNML? B/c in Rodgers 1st two years(played 5 games) he had 1 int, 0 td's and a sub 60% comp rate and a sub 50 qb rate.
    3rd year, he played 2 games and it flipped, 70% comp rate, 1 td no int's, and a 100 qb rating
    4th year on he's had mid 60's qb rate 1 year under 100 qb rating has always had mid 20's or higher td's and only 2 years w/more then 10 int's.


    I'd say that if he had played from the start, people would have screamed bust. But sitting for 3 years have him a chance to fully learn the offense, get used to the speed of the game and get his mechanics down, all while not having any pressure put on him b/c Farve was the starter.
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    Our competiveness this week does not lay with the offense. Even with a back-up quarterback I am more concerned with how bad the defense will be playing.
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    Peyton Manning threw 28 interceptions his rookie year. Sitting on the bench for several years does not make anyone good. It just delays finding out if they are good or not. It takes getting live reps and multiple games to make mistakes to find out if a QB can sink or swim.

    You can't point to Rodgers first few years and correlate his success now to his sitting for a few years. If Farve was out of the picture sooner, he would have just been playing at a higher level sooner.
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    Completely unprovable and against logic, you don't go from mid 50s comp % to mid 60's just b/c you played. This is complete revisionist history. GB fans couldn't wait to jettison Rodgers b/c of how poorly he played. There was ZERO indication the kid would be great, let alone one of the best. He needed a lot of work, and you don't get that while learning the next weeks gameplan.

    Manning threw 28int's his first season behind a completely garbage team, that earned the team a very high pick, Rodgers never had that, and Mannings rookie year was at a time when the rules were not 100% slanted towards the O, what he did is completely irrelevant to what Rodgers did or could have done.
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    So you hypothesis for Rodgers going from 50% completion to 60% is because he sat on the bench for several years? How does that make sense to you? I'm completely baffled by what you are saying. Rodgers needed lots of work, and "you don't get that by learning the next weeks gameplan"? That exactly how you get good. You get good by playing for years and improving your game. If a team sees you are getting better every year they keep you. How does this sound like revisionist history?

    Rodgers what he is at now by playing and by having the tools. He had the faith of his coaches and his GM. Fan support does not mean anything. Payton Manning himself said that it took that first year to adjust to NFL speed.

    Rodgers was a first round pick. He wasn't #1 overall, but he was considered to be worth a #1 overall. What, you think they were going to give up on him after a couple years because the fans were unhappy Farve left? Their GM is very focused on developing his own players.
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    Your also taking very small sample sizes for your completion percentages. One game or two on year compared to a couple games the next year aren't large enough to mean anything. It's a full season and the experience that you get from being the starter are what matter.

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