The man Packer fans love to hate, Jarrett Bush, had a pretty solid day against the Bears.
Yes, he had yet another penalty on special teams, and yes he allowed a completion here and there – but so did Charles Woodson for goodness sake. From scrimmage, overall, Bush was fine. The play below is a perfect example of the type of solid yet unspectacular play that gets wiped from fans’ memories but it’s an excellent play by Bush. (Apologies for the choppy video)
Notice how Cutler keeps his eyes on the slant. Bush does a good job of keeping his zone responsibility and breaking on the swing pass to Forte and of making the tackle. (Though I do wish he’d wrap up)
It’s not highlight material by any means. But it is a good illustration of how Bush can be serviceable in this scheme. Yes, he’s a disaster in man coverage. For whatever reason, he just has a terrible time locating the ball in the air. He is vary rarely flat out beat. He is almost always right on top of whoever it is he is covering in man. But he just doesn’t have the ball-skills needed to be a man corner, which is why he was so terrible in Sanders’ scheme. But in Capers’ scheme you can get by with his athleticism, as is evident in the clip above. He’s going to take his lumps as the season goes on, but he’s better than some of the dreck you see paraded around Nickel and Dime packages across the NFL.