X's and O's: Bowen dissects Cover 2 defense vs. Flat-7 route

X's and O's: Bowen dissects Cover 2 defense vs. Flat-7 route
May 16, 2012, 5:30 am
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While it's been a hot topic over the past several seasons, it doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Cover 2 will continue to be a staple of the Bears' defensive scheme.

It's importance in regards to how the Bears strategize is open to interpretation, but as Lovie smith said last season, "We play the Chicago Bears defense, and Cover 2 is just a small part of it."

Earlier this year, NFL X's and O's guru Matt Bowen joined David Kaplan to give Bears fans a basic primer on the keys to the Cover 2 defense. In this week's installment of "Bowen's Breakdown," Matt returns to the chalkboard to show how the Cover 2 can be used to defend a flat-7 route.