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Bears CB Jaylon Johnson On New Defensive Scheme: Attack And Get Turnovers

Losing players means making adjustments and picking up where we left off.

Chicago Bears Jaylon Johnson
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The Chicago Bears’ young cornerback, Jaylon Johnson, was on The Jim Rome Show Wednesday and gave insight on their new defensive scheme. Rome asked him about the offseason, the craft of playing the position and working on the mental game.

Jaylon Johnson talked about keeping a certain peace of mind in order to give his all on the football field. It’s very important to Jaylon to keep his head on an even level especially going into a season with a regime change.

Jim Rome asked Johnson what his early impressions of Matt Eberflus are and what the type of defense he wants to run will look like.

“Hard-nosed, flying around to the ball, definitely different culture. Really attacking and playing hard. Try to cause turnovers just like the Colts have been doing these last couple of years. We’re going to be attacking the ball and getting those turnovers.”

Jaylon Johnson on Matt Eberflus’ defensive scheme

Rome also asked Jaylon Johnson what it’s been like losing guys like Khalil Mack, Eddie Goldman, and Akiem Hicks. Johnson responded by saying it’s definitely weird and a big culture change when some of those guys leave.

“To really see it and live it and see how a guy like Mack can be on one team and then another team the next day. It’s interesting to see. But at the end of the day life is about adjustements. It’s about making adjustments and picking up where we left off.”

Jaylon Johnson’s thoughts on the NFL being a busines

Jaylon Johnson spent some time in practice with the second squad but he insists that it doesn’t bother him. He knows what he can do and the leadership knows what he can do. Johnson is entering his third season in the NFL and is looking to build off a solid 2021 season with the Chicago Bears.

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