Hester is doing his absolute best to work his way out of town. On Thursday night, Hester made a few questionable decisions to take the ball out of the end zone and struggled to get past the 15-yard line. He also coughed up a fumble, which the Bears were fortunate enough to recover, and got into an argument with Robbie Gould on the sidelines. It was an ugly performance all around for the return man, who has failed to show any value to the team in the last few games. He will need to find the end zone at some point this season in order to keep his job.
Whether it be his blown coverage assignments, missed tackles or off-the-field problems, Wright finds himself in a very bad position right now. Wright led the Bears in tackles on Thursday night with 11, however most of them came on long Brandon Jacobs runs into the secondary. The fourth-year player continues to take bad angles to the football, resulting in big plays for the opposition. The Bears can’t afford to let Wright and fellow safety Chris Conte take any more time learning the safety position.
With the Bears dangerously thin at defensive tackle, Wooton saw more time than usual on the interior of the line. The result? One tackle. One. Wooton is simply too weak to push past most offensive linemen and has been bullied off the ball. His ineffectiveness has caused Julius Peppers to draw constant double-teams, rendering him silent for most of the season so far. The window of opportunity is wide open for Wooton, who desperately needs to take advantage if he hopes to stay on the team.