In a season marred with injuries, the Chicago Bears finally got some good news on Thursday prior to the game with the Green Bay Packers.
The Chicago Bears’ season has been marred by injuries. The Bears have a pile of players on Injured Reserve and a couple on the PUP list as well. Good news finally came down today when the Chicago Bears announced that Pernell McPhee, one of those PUP players, was activated and will play tonight against the Green Bay Packers.
This comes at a critical time for the Bears. Their team is a group of walking wounded. The Bears front seven is already down Lamarr Houston and Eddie Goldman. Danny Trevathan is playing, but limited with a thumb injury and a cast on his hand.
To complicate their issues even worse, the secondary also has significant injuries to the cornerback position. If the Bears have any chance to win against Green Bay, they need to contain Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers may be struggling this season, but he’s still a great quarterback that can dissect a defense.
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The Bears pass rush has been lackluster other than Willie Young, and if they have any chance to contain Rodgers, they need to pressure the Packers’ quarterback. That’s where McPhee could have a significant impact on the game. If McPhee is fully healthy, rested, and ready to go, he could spend a lot of time coming after Rodgers and helping the defense.
The Bears don’t have the depth to withstand injuries, that’s the biggest problem with Ryan Pace’s effort to rebuild the roster. While eventually the Bears should have depth, they can’t have it in just two seasons under this regime.
If the Bears are going to start putting games in the win column, they need to get healthy. Hopefully McPhee will be the first step into getting healthy and Goldman, Deiondre Hall, Kyle Fuller, Marquess Wilson and the rest of the walking wounded aren’t too far behind.
For now, the Bears have had a gloomy 1-5 start to the season, hopefully McPhee can spark the team and get them headed back in the right direction.