Nov 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (9) looks on as he misses a field goal in the first quarter of their game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Will special teams ever be good again?
The keystone cops that the Bears put on the field during the transition from offense to defense should not be called special teams. That’s an insult to special teams units around the league. Giving up the fake punt was inexcusable. The only way the Vikings were going to beat the Bears was to have some of these fluke plays. It was looking pretty grim when the Vikings converted the fake and went up 10-0 on the ensuing play. Whatever the rest of these jokers have, Robbie Gould seems to have caught it. The ever reliable Gould, who hadn’t even attempted a field goal in the last three weeks, pushed his attempt wide right. Later, Gould put a kickoff out of bounds to set the Vikings up on the 40-yard line. Rookie punter Pat O’Donnell had a bad game averaging less than 30 yards per punt. We drafted this guy. We drafted a punter and he didn’t average 30 yards per punt. Don’t even get me started on return man Chris Williams. Filling that position needs to be a top priority.
What do you think? What questions do you still have about the 4-6 Chicago Bears?