Brad Biggs: ‘This guy is a grand slam.’ Tracing the influences that shaped Luke Getsy, the architect of Bears’ powerful running game.

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CHICAGO — How does a record-setting quarterback who finished his college career with minus-137 rushing yards become the architect of one of the NFL’s most successful ground attacks in decades? The answer, if you ask J.D. Brookhart — the coach at Akron when Luke Getsy set 24 school passing records in 2005-06 — is simpler than you might think. “Luke is the most sensible, pragmatic guy,” Brookhart said. “Very realistic about life, and that’s probably his saving grace as a coordinator.” Five of the Bears’ six most successful games running the ball since 1989 have come in the last five weeks, and t…

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