Matt Eberflus on the impact his system has on young players

Vince Carbonneau
June 16, 2022  (3:42 PM)

The Bears had their last part of OTA this week. I have a feeling that this team could turn out to surprise a lot of people this season. However, I think we have to keep in mind that the Bears are in a "reload phase".

This means that the most important aspect is to develop our young players for the future. Well, it looks like Bears' HC Matt Eberflus think his defense is perfectly suited for just that.
When he was speaking to reporters after practice, coach Flus said that the defensive system is the main reason young players have been able to make an immediate impact.
"If you look back at our system, we have played young players fast, and they have played very well," Eberflus said. "That's what the system does. It's a system where we rely on techniques and fundamentals and the coach/player relationship, and that's important to us. It's a partnership, and we've been able to do that."

The Bears have plenty of solid young players. The biggest names are Trevis Gipson and three rookie draft picks second-round cornerback Kyler Gordon, second-round safety Jaquan Brisker and fifth-round defensive end Dominique Robinson.
"It's exciting to watch a young guy [contribute]," Eberflus said. "We're not afraid to put young guys in there and let 'em go, let 'em play. So, we're looking forward to our guys, like a Brisker or Gordon or young guys like that, stepping up in there and playing."

With the trade of Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn being absent from this week's mandatory minicamp, Gipson and Robinson are both gaining crucial experience in practice.
"I'm excited about [Gipson] and Dominique as well," Eberflus said. "Both those guys are getting great reps right now, and they're exciting to watch. Both are going to be good pass rushers and will continue to grow. We're excited about both those guys. With opportunity, you've got to really step up. We'll see what happens in training camp. We're excited about where they are now, but it's a long way to go."
Latest 10 stories