Chicago Bears tackles receive Week One praise
Charles Leno and Bobby Massie were graded out highly in their 2018 season debuts with the Chicago Bears
Two players who have received a lot of scrutiny throughout their Chicago Bears tenure have been Bobby Massie and Charles Leno. For Massie, rightfully so, while Leno has slowly blossomed into a solid player.
Nonetheless, with so many additions and expectations for this offense, a lot of stress was on these two to stand up as potential weak links of the offense. However, according to Pro Football Focus, Charles Leno and Bobby Leno were two of the ten best tackles in Week One.
Left tackle Charles Leno was the second highest graded tackle of the week, with an 83.7 grade. He ranked second as a pass protector, and third as a run protector.
For Massie, a 73 grade that ranked ninth overall this week. Massie was average as a run blocker but excelled in pass protection. This is an exceptional note, as Massie much more than Leno brought serious questions to this group.
However, the offensive line does not walk away from this game scotch free. While Kyle Long had a great welcome back game, it was Cody Whitehair and Eric Kush letting the group down.
Whitehair had a snap issue or two, but also graded below average in the run and passing game by PFF metrics. Eric Kush finished 45th in the guard grading scale. It will be interesting what the team will do with Kush moving forward. If only there were a second-round rookie on the roster who could help at center or guard.
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