How did the Chicago Bears cornerbacks fair in the first game of 2018?
Not enough people talk about cornerback statistics. That is likely because the All-22 video just became accessible not too long ago, and even then is only utilized by small few. How many of those tiny few are going to chart every cornerback?
With that in mind, this is going to be a weekly series that gives you the Chicago Bears cornerback statistics. Who was targeted, and how did they respond in those targets?
Kyle Fuller 4-9, 68 yards, One Touchdown
Prince Amukamara 3-5, 69 yards, One Touchdown
Bryce Callahan 7-7 63 yards
All in all, not the best day for the Chicago Bears cornerbacks. While Kyle Fuller allowed less than half of his targets to be completed, he also gave up a deep touchdown to Geronimo Allison and dropped the game-winning interception. He was on an island with Allison, and while it was a great pass, he will have to wear that moving forward.
Aaron Rodgers was 0-3 in the first half targeting Fuller. He was 0-2 targeting Prince Amukamara in the first half. Then, he went 3-3 for 69 yards and a touchdown to close out the game. Most of that came on a 51-yard reception.
Callahan was the one targeted throughout the game. He was able to close and tackle, allowing 63 yards, the least of the group. However, he was picked on and gave up seven receptions on seven pass attempts. He was lined up over Randall Cobb on the game-winning touchdown but shifted away from him in his zone responsibility.
Adrian Amos 2-3 13 yards
Eddie Jackson 2-2 76 yards, One Touchdown
It was Jackson who wound up seeing Aaron Rodgers pass goes right past his fingertips and into the hands of Randall Cobb to win the game. He and Amos switched off and on playing a single and two high, and neither were in man too often.
Nick Kwiatoski 4-4, 41 yards
Danny Trevathan 2-3, 11 yards
Khalil Mack, 0-1 INT
Goodbye, Nick Kwiatoski we hardly knew ye. He will be benched this week for Roquan Smith, who presents a significant speed advantage and will not be picked on in the short passing game.