That痴 from today痴 Trib/Sports section here:
It was third-and-23 from their 32-yard line. Conventional wisdom tells Lovie Smith's defense typically plays its signature Cover-2 defense on the money down. But off the edge came nickel back D.J. Moore on a blitz along with middle linebacker Nick Roach. The weak-side end, Shea McClellin, dropped into the flat and weak-side linebacker Lance Briggs had the middle with the secondary in a three-deep look.
But, frankly, I do not understand ANY of that. I recognize all the names, have met, shook hands with Coach Lovie Smith and linebacker Lance Briggs...(I worked the Bears Camp for three years)
What does "Cover-2 defense" mean?
"money down" - we put money down when we bought a fridge at Sears kinda thing?
"off the edge" - did me mean off the LEDGE, suppose?
"nickle back" - we did not get our nickle back when we put that money down.
"Weak-side end" - so the end has a weak side? Right or left?
"weak-side linebacker" - If he痴 weak why is he an NFL linebacker?
"three-deep look" - I think I致e got the three-deep look numerous times in our 58+ year marriage and it痴 never good news.
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