I talked today to Mike Murphy of 670 The Score in Chicago about the Bears' inability to rush opposing passers, even though they blitzed more than almost any other team this year. (A topic I wrote about here.)
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As Warren Sapp pointed out in discussing the Bears, "A 4-3 defense that plays Cover 2 is not based on blitzing. You've got to have four dogs that hunt all day long. That's what they do."
The Bears' dogs didn't hunt this season, and that was the major weakness of their defense in 2008.
Here's the audio (or right-click here to download the MP3):
Michael David Smith on WSCR: Bears' Dogs Didn't Hunt the Quarterback in 2008 originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Thu, 08 Jan 2009 19:02:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.