Zach Miller Practices With First-Team Offense (two TE package)

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    I absolutely love this. With our twin-towers WR's and now this 2-TE set, it's going to be tough for opposing D's.

     
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    Sweet! I'd go for Miller Time with the Unicorn. Sounds like a blast!

    Both these guys can block. They both can catch. That makes like five guys plus an RB the defense has to worry about getting downfield. If they double team BM and/or AJ, who are they going to leave open? I Can't wait for the season to start so we can really see this offense come together.
     
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    I agree sharky ol buddy, if Miller's production last Friday night wasn't simply a flash in the pan, then we may have something here. I'm not suggesting that he will be the next Jason Witten, but he doesn't have to be. As you suggest, with all the other weapons on this offense, all he has to be is a legitimate threat to catch the ball and all of a sudden he helps the offense tremendously. Hell, before Friday night, I didn't even know the guy existed, much less that he was on our roster. That makes me a bit skeptical; but given his history and the indirect path he took to get here, it also wouldn't surprise me if we found a guy that was just now hitting his stride at the NFL level.
     
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    People asked what the team would do if we lost one of the wr's, I suggested 2 TE sets, looks like that might come true. Miller is really stepping up now that he's showing he's healthy.
     
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    I hope our Zach Miller is closer to the other Zack Miller than Our Adrian Peterson ever got to the other Adrian Peterson. The speed and quickness we saw vs the Eagles was no illusion. His pro-day results
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    if they had been at the 2009 combine, would have put him 2nd among all TEs in the 40, first in the 20 yd SS and third in the 2-cone. Not bad at all.

    Anybody got a good handle on his blocking? He seems on the light side for a TE, although that doesn't prove anything of course.
     
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    I like the idea. Since watching the 2011 Patriots owning the league with Gronk and Hernandez I've been wishing for a Bears's TE duo. This might be the year.

    :woot:
     
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    That was a hell of a tandem... Hernandez was KILLING it
     
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    He had some good blocks in the game. I only saw him get beat once on a block against a right defensive end.
     
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    For anyone interested I posted an article on the advantages of the 2 TE set. Good read if you have not seen it or not familiar with why it works
     
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    I kind of miss the old Lovie Smith days when good receiving TE's were quickly and quietly sent packing. Mad Mike Martz figured 'ya didn't need 'em.
     
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