Tag Archives: Dave Toub

Bears-Browns preview: Special teams an emphasis in final roster cuts

August 28th, 2014 - 6:30 pm

There are many theories circulating on why the Bears special teams have been in disarray the past two seasons. One is the loss of special teams guru Dave Toub, who commanded the Bears’ special teams that were perennially in the [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Cleaner special teams a must

August 14th, 2014 - 3:30 pm

If NFL team units were a family, think of special teams as the little brother to the twin brothers of offense and defense. They often get left out and don’t pull as much weight as their more prominent siblings. But [...]

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Third phase has to pick up the slack

August 31st, 2010 - 9:04 am

For the majority of Lovie Smith’s tenure as Bears head coach, the team has won games based on the play of its defense and special teams. With the exception of the Super Bowl season in 2006 when the team was [...]

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Countdown to Camp: Special teams consistency an invaluable commodity

July 28th, 2010 - 9:11 am

This is Part 9 of the 10-part position analysis leading up to the start of the Bears’ 2010 training camp in Bourbonnais. With all the attention this off-season focused on the the additions to the defense and a new offensive [...]

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Fixing special teams can help other units

January 22nd, 2009 - 12:00 am

Through all the talk about fixing a stagnant offense devoid of any playmakers at wide receiver, or at last finding that elusive franchise quarterback who can be depended on for a full 16 games, there’s a unit in need of [...]

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