Bears fans will love hearing this.
On a conference call with reporters on Saturday afternoon, new Bears OLB Trevis Gipson talked about his leap in production between his junior and senior years. After recording four sacks in 2018, he doubled that number during his senior season, and his tackles for loss jumped from nine in 2018 to 15 in 2019. So what happened?
"I went to the Von Miller Pass Rush Summit," he said. "I learned a lot of things there and basically took my pass rush to another level, took my run defense to another level. I learned how to break down film more. I think, overall, that showed an upside of my game.
"I learned how to watch film. I had to take care of my body better. Different pass rush techniques; I had to go speed to power; I had to go power to speed. Just a bunch of different things. It was actually a lot. Just a whole lot of tips I feel like have helped me."
And if that's not enough, Gipson will line up with someone who he's modeled his newly improved game after: Khalil Mack. Gipson has spent tons of time watching his tape, and between Mack and Miller, the rookie out of Tulsa is now ready to show off what he's learned.
"He's one of my favorite players," Gipson said of Mack. "I feel like he's one of the guys I try to model my game after. So I'm going to come in and put in the hard work, and, hopefully, we can star together."
Von Miller helped Bears' Trevis Gipson take his game to 'another level' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago