Wright made all the highlight reels after Sunday’s loss to the Lions, but it as a Reggie Bush hurdle during Bush’s tantalizing touchdown run. The Bears safety benefited from a questionable throwing decision-turned interception, but outside of that did very little to help out the defense. While the defensive line struggled yet again, Wright and the Bears secondary failed to stop Bush and the Detroit running game, consistently missing tackles and allowing for big plays in key situations.
The Bears want Hester to do a couple of very basic and simple things during his returns — protect the ball and gain positive yardage. Well, during Sunday’s game, Hester failed to do the first and did very little of the second. This seems to be a trend that will continue for the soon-to-be free agent and has been a theme for most of his career. He’s a boom or bust, feast or famine-type of player whose stock will continue to change as drastically as anybody’s on the team.
Much like Wright, Wooton had his name mentioned on Sunday after taking advantage of a Detroit turnover. And much like Wright, it did little to overshadow the otherwise poor performance. Julius Peppers recorded the lone sack for the Bears defense and was the only player to get pressure on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Wooton and fellow defensive end Shea McClellin haven’t had the kind of starting lineup “battle” many expected before the season began.
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