“We are finally getting started with the regular season. Done with the preseason, so a lot of bullets are about to start flying – there will be a lot of live action.
“This week we have the Bears. It’s not necessarily a rivalry, you just happen to know the team real well – their tendencies and what they like to do. We haven’t beaten them in awhile, so it would be big to get a win this weekend. A win would also be huge since we’ve got a bunch of divisional games in the first month of the season.
“We are familiar with both coordinators. As an offense, we understand what Rod likes to do – he definitely likes his Cover 2 and likes to get pressure with the front four. Hopefully we stop that pressure and we’re able to do what we do on the outside. I think if we’re able to stop the pressure of the front four, they’ll have to bring another man down in the box and we’ll have some one-on-one match-ups on the outside.
“Last year we had a good first half, but they went to Cover 2 for the second half and we had a tough time. Obviously they’re going to play Cover 2 this weekend. When we saw them in preseason we saw a lot of that and Cover 1 and Cover 3 as well. But you never know – we may get lucky and catch a lot of Cover 3. Hopefully we do and we can do some things on the outside.
“Against the Cover 2, we’ll have a little bit of a different scheme than we had last year because of the different guys we have. Hopefully with the new guys that we do have now, we can attack them in a lot of different ways – especially if they’re wanting to go Cover 2.”
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