LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears defensive tackle Anthony Adams often poses problems for guards. But unlike in the NFL, the guards Adams plans to harass this week in London usually don't fight back.
"I know I'm going to mess with some (British Royal) Guards," said Adams, whose Bears will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London on Sunday. "I know it. I just feel it in my gut that I'm going to get them to break."
That's no easy task. Even if the presence of obnoxious tourists, British Royal Guards are famous for their serious demeanor while on duty. But Adams is famous for his less than serious demeanor when he's off duty.
Something must give when the Bears arrive Friday morning in the United Kingdom.
But Adams won't reveal the exact nature of his plan. Like an NFL team trying to hide an injury leading up to an important game, he is keeping a tight lid on his Royal Guard breaking strategy.
"It's not enough room to show all the moves that I would do to break them," Adams said. "Then I don't want them to watch it and get a heads up on what I'm going to do. I can't do it right now. I'm just going to go off the cuff. I'm going to get them though.
"I'm not going to give them any ammunition. I don't want them to study the tape and try and to counter what I'm going to do. No physical contact. Let's say their face is right there, the punches will come right here and stop. The reach hand that I've been working on ... see, I'm giving you too much right now."