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Bears D undergoing two-gap transition

Bears D undergoing two-gap transition

The Bears want to get better at stopping the run. To that end, the defense is installing two-gap principles at defensive tackle. Let's break down the pros and cons of the two-gap technique.

In the NFL, and football in general, defensive lineman play one of two techniques: one-gap technique or two-gap technique. One-gap linemen are expected to penetrate off the ball and disrupt one hole along the offensive line. Ideally, a one-gap defender will split his gap and create havoc in the backfield. Two-gap linemen have an ancillary role. Their job is hold the point of attack and control...

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