Scouts Inc. playbook

Updated: January 18, 2007, 6:40 PM ET
By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com

Chicago Bears Cover 2 Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith comes from the Tony Dungy school of defense, and that means employing a patient Cover 2 approach most of the time. The basic concept of the Cover 2 is to rush four and drop seven into zone coverage with very little blitzing. However, the Bears actually play a lot more man-to-man on the outside and underneath than other Cover 2 teams. With three solid cover corners who match up well, they rarely get caught in a mismatch.

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