When a player or coach doesn’t really show up during a Bear’s game, they get put on the Milk Carton. As most of you know, people’s pictures used to be put at the back of milk cartons when they went missing. So the Milk Carton for the Bears is more about who went missing or played terribly during the game. Here are the nominees.
1) Martellus Bennett- This guy played very well in the blocking game, but he ended with zero catches. I don’t want to give the guy too much hate, however. He played only a few series. According to Coach Trestman, the Bears had plays designed for Bennett, but they didn’t run any of them because the team was often in the red zone. Having said that, I would like to see the guy get the ball from time to time.
2) Alshon Jeffery- Brandon Marshall played great, but I don’t like seeing him be the only guy to catch the ball. If Jay Cutler doesn’t spread the ball around, the Bears won’t be able to win because teams will start double covering Marshall, and he will either throw it into coverage or get sacked. It’s happened too much. I would love to see Alshon Jeffery come into the mix. Whether it’s his fault for not getting open or not, I don’t know. All I know is that in the preseason, this second year receiver should be given more opportunities.
3) Half of Jay Cutler- Some of his plays were brilliant, and some of them were dreadful. Where have I heard this before? He needs to be smarter with his decisions, as always. I know he can do it. Sometimes, he looks exceptional. It’s about half and half. And by the way, this is not rookie level madden; throwing to the same receiver every time doesn’t always work. That interception was uncalled for. We don’t want to see those mistake.
These Two and a Half Men are not really deserving of the undesirable award. Sure, they didn’t play great games, but it wasn’t the return of Jonathan Quinn, David Terrell, and Kellen Davis. No one was really terrible in this game, so I’m going to go ahead and give the award to a player who literally did not show up, Earl Bennett.
Earl Bennett wins the “award” just because I am concerned about his consistent concussions. Bennett is a solid possession receiver and when healthy, he and Jay Cutler make a great duo. He would be that second or third option Jay Cutler needs. Without Bennett, the Bears will have a hard time competing in the NFC North.
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