Bears defensive ends not named Willie Young have uncharacteristically struggled getting quarterbacks on the ground through five games of 2014. They are not alone, however.
Willie Young closed down too soon on a read-option by Newton, allowing the quarterback outside and to pitch to his tailback for a 14-yard gain.
Three necessities to a Bears victory against the Carolina Panthers in Week 5:
SET THE TONE
The knee and ankle injuries suffered by Jermon Bushrod will sideline the Bears’ veteran left tackle against the Carolina Panthers, the first game he has missed since 2009 with the New Orleans Sain
A goal of every defensive effort is to turn an opposing offense one-dimensional, usually by taking away the run game and in the process “earn” the right to rush the passer.