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New Bears defense may have great schemes, but it needs some great players

New Bears defense may have great schemes, but it needs some great players

The Bears new-look defense took the field for minicamp last week at Halas Hall with a barrage of blitzes, multiple fronts and different sub-package personnel. This stuff is creative, it's cool and it's something this city hasn't seen for more than a decade. Gone are the standard four-man fronts, the chalkboard schemes and the weekly pre-snap disguises we could all figure out from our living rooms on Sundays. Those Cover-2 drops and Cover-3 shells of the past have been replaced by schemes scripted to generate straight chaos with players in a position to attack. That's what you get with new coordinator Vic Fangio. This is an old-school guy from the scheme he runs to...

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