Using the All-22 coaches tape, let's breakdown how the Bears showed the jet sweep action to get the ball to Forte on the crack toss versus the Packers.
The Bears have their Posse personnel on the field (three wide receivers, one tight end, one running back) in a slot open formation with the receivers in reduced splits (tight to the core of the formation). The Packers counter with their nickel sub package (five defensive backs) playing Cover-1 in the secondary.
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Alshon Jeffery will motion into the core of the formation to show the jet sweep (forcing cornerback Sam Shields to run) with quarterback Josh McCown working through the play fake to pitch out to Forte.
With Bennett and Marshall securing their blocks inside, Bushrod can work to the edge of the defense and look up cornerback Casey Hayward on the pull. In this situation, the cornerback has to set the edge and take a downhill, 45-degree angle to the blocker.
However, Hayward gives ground, widens the edge and takes a lateral angle to the block. Tough situation for a cornerback when he is asked to put on big boy pads against a pulling tackle.
Hayward goes low on Bushrod and gives himself up at the point of attack (can't go one-for-one in the run game). This opens up a clear running lane for Forte to get up the field vertically for a productive gain.
Even with Jay Cutler back on the field Sunday, the Bears ability to produce within the run game is a major key to beating the Lions. And that starts with the top-tier play calling of Trestman.