Brian Urlacher and the Bears have an intriguing solution to the challenge of defending Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos' option-oriented offense Sunday in Denver: football.
''We just have to be gap-sound and run to the football and we should be OK,'' Urlacher said. ''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.''
Neither Urlacher nor Lance Briggs seemed fazed by the prospect of facing the seemingly unique dimension that Tebow brings to the Broncos offense.
''You have to be disciplined, but we have the guys that can do that,'' Briggs said. ''It's not rocket science.''
The Bears have some experience at stopping quarterbacks who can run. They've done pretty well against Michael Vick over the years. That should give them confidence, right?
''Yeah, but he's not Michael Vick,'' Urlacher said. ''We're an athletic defense. And plus that's when Jay was playing [when the Bears beat Vick and the Eagles]. We weren't quite on the field that much because our offense was doing really well.
''But we're an athletic defense, we've got a pretty good front seven, eight how many guys play up there. So we run to the football, hopefully we get takeaways like we haven't done the last couple of weeks. Just run to the football and do what we do.''