The hidden factor that could ignite the Chicago Bears offense

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We should expect more heavy sets with this Chicago Bears personnel

The combination of their latest group of receivers and tight ends enables the Chicago Bears to fairly easily camouflage run or pass. Let’s say the Bears were to keep a 12-personnel set on the field for an entire series or more. Then let’s speculate that during these string of plays with the two tight ends, they can also have two of their fast wideouts.

They could also pair up Allen Robinson with one of their very fast wide receivers. If one of these speedsters is not Darnell Mooney it likely sets up the defense to expect Allen is their intended top target.

This 12-personnel set enables them to effectively run out of a typical pass formation or pass out of a run formation. Constant use of this deception could easily generate lots of yardage. If this works out as planned, the Bears will gain the highly sought after, yet elusive element of momentum.

This then puts a defense in a truly defensive posture. This has not often happened during Matt Nagy’s time as the Chicago Bears play-caller on offense. Momentum is what every football team seals and also hate to fight against.

Football insiders have a name for sticking with a group of personnel, play after play that provides multiple ways to attack a defense. They call this tactic making a substitution without making a substitution. Using this strategy as a staple in their offense could be a key and maybe the key to the Bears’ offense taking off and flying in 2021.