Bears should see win No. 7 if they stick to the plan
November 1, 2012, 3:09 pm
Listening to the Bears talk defense every Thursday during the season can easily become monotonous. They don't change what they do, have no plans to change and they tell you so. The key, they say, is each guy doing his job.
It's clear, actually very clear, they buy into what their coaches are telling them. And why not? It has worked even though some fans are not thrilled by the "Tampa 2" scheme even if they don't really understand it. It starts with players like Briggs and Urlacher, who have stood behind coach Lovie Smith, which has trickled down to the youngest players.
Let's face it. The Titans' offense probably is not good enough to light up the Bears, but it's the NFL and anything can happen on any given Sunday.
The focus Sunday will be to pressure quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and don't give up the big runs to Chris Johnson will be the focus Sunday.
Hasselbeck, the 14-year veteran, has made four starts and played very well for the Titans after Jake Locker was injured. He's completing 63.8 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and four interceptions. He's been around too long to get rattled and knows exactly what the Bears like to do from his days in Seattle.
Johnson, on the other hand, has been criticized for having a sub-par season. However, he's averaging 4.5 yards a carry and has an 83-yard touchdown run this season..
The Bears always talk about making opponents one-dimensional, and if they can stop the run and force Tennessee to throw the ball it should result in a seventh victory for the Bears.