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Chicago Bears and Rob Boras '92 Look to Expand Role of Tight Ends

August 12, 2008

Rob Boras 2007.jpgAugust 12, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "In the off-season, tight ends coach Rob Boras studied how other teams utilize their tight ends, and he and [offensive coordinator Ron] Turner came away with a few ideas they are implementing in camp," notes a story on the Chicago Bears in that city's Tribune. The Bears and Boras, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, are looking to expand their two-tight-end package in the upcoming season, reports the newspaper.

"Some of the NFL's most prolific offenses make extensive use of two-tight-end sets," writes Dan Pompei. "The Bears' offense has quite a way to go before it is considered prolific, but the Bears are at the forefront of the two-tight-end movement. Last season the Bears got more production out of their top two tight ends, Desmond Clark and Greg Olsen, than all but two teams in the NFL, the Chiefs and Colts. What's more, the Bears were the only team in the league to have two tight ends catch at least 30 passes and were one of Chicago Bears Helmet.jpgonly eight teams to have two tight ends catch at least 20 passes."

Access the item at the Chicago Tribune's Web site.

A political science major at DePauw, Rob Boras was a four-year starter at center on the Tiger football team. The 2008 season will mark Boras' fifth with the Bears. He came to the National Football League franchise after five seasons at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he was head coach John Robinson's offensive coordinator for three years.

Learn more in this previous story.

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