Chicago Bears: 3 surprises in preseason win over Miami

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The Chicago Bears front seven were dominant from start to finish

It almost became comical. On every single Dolphins drive, the Bears’ defensive front got pressure. Every single drive, they were in the backfield making noise. Every single drive, they were a force against the run.

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It didn’t seem to matter who the personnel was. The fact of the matter was, the Bears’ defensive line was all over the place. Typically, in the preseason you won’t see as dominant of a performance. The opposing offense will usually have some good drives where they get into a rhythm, but the Bears’ defensive front was absolutely a force from beginning to end.

The best part was, it wasn’t even just one or two players. Every guy got in on the action, it seemed. To begin with, Robert Quinn looked extremely strong. While you wouldn’t see it in the box score, Quinn forced pressure on a couple of Tua Tagovailoa dropbacks and even manhandled a double-team early on.

Angelo Blackson was one of the main guys who stood out upfront as well, finding himself in the backfield on multiple occasions. Mario Edwards heard his name called a couple of times. Akiem Hicks made some noise early on. Even undrafted rookie Charles Snowden came up with a sack and looked the part.

The Bears proved in this one that they are unbelievably deep in their front seven. This will be a luxury for Chicago in 2021, as they could rotate in just about anyone up front and generate pressure.