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Quarters and Dimes: Eagles vs. Bears Week 2 Preview
A different test for rookie quarterback Carson Wentz lurks in Week 2. From a defensive coordinator with an aggressive attack the quarterback mindset to one that likes to disguise coverages. It’s going to be a lot of fun to see how the young pup handles his first national audience and game on the road Monday night against the Chicago Bears in the Windy City. Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s 3-4 scheme is predicated on keeping the inside linebackers clean and creating one-on-one matchups for his outside linebackers to create pressure off the edge. This is possible if you have enough beef up front on your defensive line. He’s not going to blitz as much as Cleveland defensive coordinator Ray Horton. What Fangio does is create pre-snap confusion with distorted images of what the defense may look like after the snap. He combines man and zone concepts, even on the same play. It's going to be a lot of fun.