If you're planning on utilizing press coverage against Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall you better hope you don't miss with your jam. That's exactly what happened to Terrance Newman in Week 1. Marshall easily beat the jam from the Cincinnati Bengals veteran cornerback and hauled in a 38-yard reception down the right sideline. Six plays later Marshall caught a 19-yard game-winning touchdown. "You just can't be in a receiver's face all day" Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis said. "You're going to win some and you're going to lose some. Hopefully the ones you lose it's not for a big play." The Bears have implemented a new offensive scheme this season under coach Marc Trestman. The passing game is largely predicated on quick-hitters from three- and five-step drops. Logic would suggest disrupting the receivers' routes could be a key to success and while that will be a part of the Lions' game plan they know it would be foolish to do it every down.
Lions won't risk overusing press coverage against Bears Brandon Marshall
Michigan Live | Sep 28