BE: Switch to 3-4 not coming anytime soon

November, 1, 2013
11/01/13
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Here are a few Bears Essentials to get you going this morning:

-- In case you missed this, Bears general manager Phil Emery isn’t planning on implementing a 3-4 scheme with this team anytime soon. Emery made that clear during an appearance on WSCR-AM on Thursday.

As I’ve said several times, a switch from 4-3 to a 3-4 front would require too many changes in personnel and philosophy to be worth the all the trouble and financial commitment the Bears would have to put forth to make it all work. CSNChicago.com's John Mullin breaks it all down.

-- Chicago’s offense shouldn’t change much as it transitions from Jay Cutler to Josh McCown at quarterback writes Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune.

-- McCown faces a difficult task Monday night at Lambeau Field, considering backup quarterbacks haven’t fared well there in recent history writes Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times.

-- The Bears have taken positive steps with the offensive line writes Brad Biggs of the Tribune.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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