Bobby Massie’s Protection on the Right Side of the O-Line
Bears right tackles Bobby Massie looked sluggish when protecting the right side of Chicago’s offensive line in Week 1 versus the Texans. Although Massie wasn’t solely responsible for the five sacks that was surrendered by the Bears’ offensive front, the fifth-year veteran was the one player that stood out like a sore thumb. On Monday night, Chicago won’t be up against a pass rush that’s as lethal as Houston’s is, but will still need to patch up some holes in order to keep Jay Cutler standing upright; especially on Massie’s side.
The Eagles did get three sacks last week against the Browns, two of which were recorded by defensive ends Brandon Graham and Connor Barwin. Philly’s 4-3 defense is much different from what the Bears faced in Houston, but could still cause problems if Massie doesn’t quickly improve on his pass blocking.