Chicago Bears Week 7 Film Session: Clay TD, Wake sack fumble

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As documented in a previous post earlier in the week, the match-up of Cameron Wake against Jordan Mills was going to be an issue for the Bears. There were multiple occasions were Bennett, Forte, and Britton were used to help slow down Wake on his pass rush. However in 1-on-1 situations, Wake continually beat Mills off the edge to apply pressure and in one instance, got home to strip Cutler of the football.

On the Bears second drive of the third quarter, they were faced with a 2nd and 20 from their own 24 yard line. The Dolphins use just a four man rush, but Wake gets isolated outside versus Mills. Wake uses his speed to get up the field fast and gets his hands on Mills quickly. This is key as Mills should be the one delivering the first punch to keep the defender at bay. But now with Wake fully engaged at the point of attack, he gains the upper hand.

Wake can now use his outside hand as leverage, while ripping the other hand underneath to disengage from the blocker. Mills also turns his hips at this point, effectively opening the gate to the Quarterback.