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The guys talk pigskin and relive Chicago Bears memories with Robin's former teammate, Good Ol' #46 Doug Plank. We'll also find out what it takes to make a great young QB from NFL Vet Jeff Christensen.
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Bearly Legal: Throw it Deep
Jeff Christensen spent seven seasons taking snaps in the NFL. Now, he's helping young QB's realize their potential through his "Throw It Deep" Quarterback and Wide Receiver camps. We'll learn more about what he does, and what it takes for a good quarterback to become great.
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Bearly Legal: Doug Plank
Robin & David catch up with #46 Doug Plank, who dishes on everything from his time with Ohio State and the Bears, as well as his coaching career & dismissal from the Jets earlier this year.
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Doug Plank
Doug spent his entire eight-year playing career in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. Plank was the first rookie to lead the Bears in tackles, after being drafted out of Ohio State University, where he participated in three consecutive Rose Bowls under legendary coach Woody Hayes. He attended Norwin School District in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. In 2001, Plank began his coaching career as a defensive coordinator in the Arena Football League for 3 seasons under Danny White. In 2004, Plank was hired by Arthur Blank to be head coach of the Georgia Force, the Arena Football team he owned in addition to the Atlanta Falcons. Plank was named the AFL's Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2007 as he led Georgia to the playoffs each year andArenaBowl XIX in his first year at the helm in 2005. In 2008, he was a seasonal assistant on the Falcons staff. In 2009 he served as the assistant defensive backfield coach for the New York Jets under head coach Rex Ryan, the son of Plank's former defensive coordinator, Buddy Ryan. On January 25, 2010, Rex Ryan announced that Plank's contract would not be extended, effectively ending his tenure with the Jets. Plank was a favorite of Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan for his hard hitting and aggressive style. Ryan named his defense the "46 defense" after Plank's jersey number. Plank was considered one of the hardest hitting safeties in the game.