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Chicago Bears Offensive Scheme: Don’t Expect a Massive Overhaul

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Jay Cutler is a savior. He is the antidote for Bears fans’ and the organization’s ills.

But the Bears entire offensive scheme won’t be revamped because of his presence.

Last season, the Bears threw the ball 528 times. They ran it on 434 occasions. When head coach Lovie Smith says the Bears “get off the bus running,” he’s lying.

The truth is, the Bears’ pass-to-run ratio wasn’t that far off from the league averages of 516.4 and 441.2. And don’t expect that to change this season.

Why would the Bears pass more when they have 1,200-yard-runner Matt Forte carrying the ball? Some Bears fans might think that since the team finally has a quarterbac...

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