The Bears have not been strong defensively this year and the safety position has been a big part of…
Tales from the Tape: Safety Play
After a certain point in football, as in life, you have to stop blaming other people for your problems. As Ricky Roma said in "Glengarry Glen Ross": "Your problems are your own." So after seven games of the 2013 NFL season, it's time to stop blaming the lack of pass rush for the ineffectiveness of the Chicago Bears safeties. At this point, Chris Conte and Major Wright must take accountability for their extremely poor play this year. Against the Redskins, Conte and Wright had arguably their worst collective game of the season. Washington racked up 499 total yards last Sunday, 290 of which came through the air. The safeties made TE Jordan Reed, a rookie with 15 career catches coming into last week's game, look like the second coming of Mark Bavaro. With that in mind, let's break down three plays from the Redskins contest that highlight the areas in which Conte and Wright must improve. PLAY I Reed is lined up on the right edge with Wright on his outside shoulder. Conte is alone...
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