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Published on 12/08/2011 at Thu Dec 08 14:08.
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is chased by Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) and linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Opposing team’s have not yet figured out how to stop quarterback Tim Tebow and Denver’s offense.  This week, the Chicago Bears‘ defense will take a crack at it.

In Week 11, the Jets contained the option pretty well early in the game, before seemingly tiring as the game went on and ultimately letting up a 95-yard scoring drive.  A week prior, the Chiefs held Tebow to just two completions, but still lost the game.

The Vikings last Sunday allowed Tebow to go 10-of-15 for 202 passing yards a week after he broke the rushing attempt record in a single game by a quarterback against the Chargers (22).  Take away one element of his game, and he’ll hurt you with another (at least, that’s been the trend the past few weeks).

So what are the Bears planning to do when they face Tebow at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this week?  For the answer, we turn to Brandon Spano of 93.7FM and

Brian Urlacher will shadow Tebow Sunday, that’s the report out of Chicago. They will run 1 gap responsibility and traditional option defense with Urlacher as QB spy,” tweeted Spano on Thursday afternoon.

It’s a role Urlacher has had against other scrambling quarterbacks in the past, and one in which he is confident.

”We just have to be gap-sound and run to the football and we should be OK,” Urlacher said on Thursday. ”We have rules for every offense that we play that stay true all season. Carolina ran a similar offense, every once in a while they’d run some option, so it’s not a lot of adjusting for us.”

Meanwhile, Broncos rookie linebacker Von Miller will get a new cast every day this week on his surgically repaired right thumb in an attempt to get him back in Sunday’s lineup.  Miller was limited in practice on Thursday.

  • Anonymous

    Urlacher is ultra-aggressive.  He’ll be over-pursuing all day

  • Anonymous

    Yeah he will. And hey, go ahead and have him spy Tebow. That just means that someone will be free in the middle of the field for an easy completion like Thomas had against Minnesota.

  • King

    The only reason they have Urlacher “spying” is because he has a quad injury.  They don’t want him running around as he usually does. 

  • ThaFootballGuru

    this should be a really good game and I’m looking forward to it.
    TEBOW baby

  • LovemyBroncos
  • Mike Birtwistle

    Urlacher will spy Tebow.

    He’ll spy him as he runs past him and heads towards the end zone and then he’ll spy him doing the double biscep curl fist thing he does every time he scores.

  • Mross

    Cam fares well against thier defense in that game and Tebow has a better running offense to deploy.  Timmy’s first 4TD game on horizon. :)

  • King

    Yep.  haha

  • Anonymous

    man, wouldn’t that be awesome!!!
    Then again, everyone will make excuses for the Bears’ defense just like they did for the Jets. It’ll be more of the Bears messing up, instead of Tebow doing something right.

  • Jon

    Well of course.  Tebow doesn’t have the “QB Skill Set,” that you need to succeed.  You know, the QB skills that Colt McCoy showed off last night.

  • Rajan Patel

    I loved watching Tebow not passing all over the Vikings secondary.  In particular I enjoyed seeing him non pass for two non touchdowns, leading the Broncos to a non win.

    Because, you know, he can’t pass and “it’s embarrassing to think the Broncos could win with Tebow!”

  • Villian157

    Urlacher will spy Tebow…. that should get the TE open behing the linebackers. :D