Safety Valve Targets as a Part of Bears Offensive Improvement

Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune discusses the Bears offense going forward:

“The Bears allowed only 30 sacks and finished fifth in the NFL in passing yardage at 4,281 and sixth in passer rating at 96.9.

“A big part of that, [general manager Phil] Emery believes, stemmed from the quarterbacks’ ability to spread the ball around and, of more importance, [head coach Marc] Trestman’s understanding of how to uncover safety valve targets over the middle.

“Said Emery: ‘Our quarterback needed more targets in an immediate area he could count on, so when he did have pressure from the rush, he was able to place the ball in an area right in front of his eyes. We greatly improved in that area.’”

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