Pole has taken over a mess. The Bears are up next on a short week, after a different kind of demoralizing loss. There was much more lift after this loss. Sam Howell said, there are no morale victories, we lost, to paraphrase. Ron then rode his coat tail. I’m kidding. Who are the Chicago Bears? Much of their success depended on Fields and Ho was supposed to break out this year. He had a solid game but turned the ball over twice. Poles did some nice work to add talent to this team. They aren’t by any means an automatic W like any other game.
The Athletic did an article asking about the Bears to unnamed scouts. Scout A was lazy and said the Bears are very average (you could say that about any team that isn’t a top team), but their division is up for grabs. Doesn’t answer much to me. Next. The second scout praises Poles approach saying he used the draft to build and mid tier guy in FA (LOVE THIS BTW). He said having at least one guy in every positional group makes the bunch collectively better. This guy, is basically saying to me, this bunch has room to grow and play solid football this year. So basically to me from what I’ve read, the Bears have the ability to beat any team if they click. Idk much about the Bears, so let’s dig deeper into how.
QB: so it’s Fields, Peterman (wow he still has a job?!), and a guy who won’t se the field Bagent. Scouts said Bagent looked ok. I was intrigued by this guy. Came out of no where! So Fields, athletic, cannon, decision making and playing within the play questionable. How can he beat you? Well the obvious way he’s beat his opponents, his legs. This guy likes to get on with an escape route on a half field read, according to scouts. Not exactly a ringing endorsement of Fields, rather one dimensional. I think this guy can hurt us with LB play. We will need a speed spy on him.
Skill groups: The RB room isn’t great. But the TE/WR could give us fits!!!!! So this is a dangerous team that can make big plays to get into a game or put one away. Forbes can’t be out on the big guys yet. He gave them the game last week. He didn’t try to, Jack did. The TEs are deep, the WR have weapons. This is the match up to watch imo.
OL: this bunch has average on the surface. Jones at LT is probably going to hate us, Wright at RT, many here loved this guy. Interior is ok, injuries hurt. Kyles guy Jenkins is out again. So C/G can be pushed maybe. There’s holes and ways here. I’d say inside and outside, we have this OL. We should.
How should the bears be attacked? Well tbh, the Bears defense is probably on paper stronger than their offense. The front is young and the Edges can be had imo. But we have below average Ts. The middle is hard workers and that is a push. The LBs have Edwards and Edmunds so solid. And the strength? The secondary. This group is pretty good. For us to have a good game against the Bears, the OL has to push the inexperienced and solid DL opening run lanes, and using the same quick passes, with occasional deep ones to keep the entire defense honest. This is a good secondary and I’d like to see growth from Sam this game. I’d also like to see Robinson or one of our backs establish themselves. The only good thing about Gibs play, we may be able to resign him. I think Gibs has been misused from day one. This could be a game, he makes a play. Screens, runs, and quick passes. We should walk away with a W. Contain Justin. Don’t rush him. Lol
The stats for Chicago this year in its games (via official Bears website)
And here is a look at our numbers (official commanders website):
Now the one number I look at in a team at these raw data is TOR. We actually have a much better showing than the Bears and have played some good teams. I think we should win this one but Fields could keep it close with his legs. In my estimation, we should win this 27-16. Bears will move the ball but won’t be able to score. Sam may regress a bit in this game just because of the short week. What do you think the score will be? Will we get a win after a two game skid?