The Chicago Bear Necessities: Ground and Pound Attack


Ground and pound.

It’s historically been the staple of the offensive scheme in the Chicago Bears organization since the team’s inception. Gale Sayers, Walter Payton, and Neal Anderson were all products of a system that worked ­– a power running game and a gruesome defense.

But with the league becoming more trigger-happy than Rambo, the Bears finally submitted to the natural evolution of the NFL. In betting the farm on Jay Cutler and hiring Mike Martz to revive and orchestrate his greatest show on turf, the Bears waved the white flag on the running game high and proud for the entire league to see.

By Ethan Asofsky

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