Chicago Bears Kevin White And Alshon Jeffery Might Be The NFL’s Most Productive Wide Receiver Duo in 2016
Imagine if you will the Bears lined up in their base 11 personnel offensive formation. RB even to Jay Cutler’s right, TE strong side to Kyle Long’s right 2 yards behind the LOS, Marquess Wilson to the right of the formation in the slot and Royal off the LOS as the flanker (which will be Kevin White’s job) and Alshon Jeffery on the weakside (left) as the split end.
Cutler motions the TE to the left side of the formation (weak side) where he eventually settles in the backfield even to Cutler’s left.
As the ball is snapped the TE chips the DE. Meanwhile Forte (Langford) sprints out on an out route. Royal (White) goes up-field in the seam on a curl in route. Wilson runs a crossing route over the top of Jeffery also running a crossing route underneath.
You can see in this still Wilson and Jeffery cross each other with Jeffery slipping underneath while Wilson goes over the top and executes the rub route. Royal (White) curls in and is in position to throw a block on anyone pursuing Jeffery.
Wilson effectively screens the Mike and the RCB covering Jeffery Leaving him one on one with an over pursuing SAM backer and getting the pass in stride while Royal can block the SAM or the backside CB. Whichever threatens the most.
The end result is a big 25 yard gain setting the Bears up in the red zone. You also see the RB down there to throw a block should Jeffery break free from the first tackler to spring him for the TD. In this case Jeffery could not shake the first tackler as Royal missed the block which White will not do. White’s also an excellent and willing blocker.
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