The Chicago Bears offense is still establishing its explosive potential during the preseason while trying to avoid tipping big strategic moves, but if the New York Giants use press coverage in man-to-man situations on Friday night, the Bears wide receivers may get a chance to make some big plays. Brandon Marshall and Devin Hester certainly have the ability to produce big plays, and Steve Ronkowski of Windy City Gridiron has a nice Xs-and-Os breakdown of how the offense will look to exploit man defense:
Marshall's size allows him to beat press coverage, and his ability to catch anything thrown his way forces defenses to rotate coverage his way. With Marshall drawing away attention from Hester, Devin is going to see a lot more favorable looks, especially out of the slot. Hester is ridiculous, to be sure, but not as ridiculous as a defensive coordinator who thinks he can be covered with a linebacker - Hester can win that race every time. The best part of these two plays? Mike Tice and Jay Cutler know that one of these two receivers can get open against man coverage. Keep eight players at home to pick up the blitz, give Cutler a chance to throw it to the open guy, and good things will happen.
Game Date/Time: Friday, August 24; 7 p.m. CT
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
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