How did the Chicago Bears cornerbacks fare in their week six loss to the Miami Dolphins
In a game where Brock Osweiler threw for 380 yards, there is going to be a lot of assigning blame to the Chicago Bears defense. How did they not swarm an average Miami passing attack?
The biggest issue was missed tackles. They took multiple screens down the field for big scores. With that in mind, some of the yardage has been skewed by this game. Still, the original target has to get all of the yards assigned.
Kyle Fuller: 7-12, 146 yards 1 Touchdown, 2 Interceptions
Season to date: 18-33, 289, Four Touchdowns, 2 Interceptions 8.7 yards per target
With that in mind, Kyle Fuller got torched. Fuller had a decent day, and it could have been a memorable day thanks to two interceptions had the Bears won.
Seven receptions allowed is not terrible, but the yardage kills you. Of course, the first touchdown allowed to Albert Wilson is on him. He missed him at the line, but a quick gain turned into a touchdown run when Adrian Amos had a weak tackle attempt. Still, Fuller eats the yardage.
Amos also put 35 yards on Fuller when a pass he tipped wound up in the hands of Kenny Stills. It may not sound fair to blame Fuller, but Stills was his man. Stills was coming back to the football and Fuller slipped coming back.
The spacing between the two gave Stills plenty of margin of error to haul in the tip.
So, while Fuller is not the sole reason for the loss, the stats are not going to be in his favor this week.
Prince Amukamara: 0-1
Season to date: 8-19, 126 One Touchdown, One interception, 6.6 yards per target
Bryce Callahan: 6-6, 101 yards
Season to date: 20-24, 222 yards, One Interception, 9.3 yards per target
Callahan is another victim of the missed tackle. The second touchdown by Albert Wilson, a 75-yard sprint to the end zone was on the watch of Callahan. Callahan let him get away off of the line.
Again, Danny Trevathan and Eddie Jackson could have helped spare Callahan some yards allowed. But, the initial charge started from Callahan, who sees a huge uptick in his yards per target thanks to one missed swipe.
Kevin Toliver: 0-1
Season to date: 9-13, 125 yards, 9.6 yards per target
Eddie Jackson was credited for a touchdown allowed to Nick O’Leary. Adrian Amos had a poor game tackling but was only responsible for 36 yards himself in coverage.
Eddie Jackson: 2-3, five yards, one touchdown
Season to date: 6-9, 104 yards, Two Touchdown, One Interception, 11.6 yards per target
Adrian Amos: 4-6, 36 yards
Season to date: 10-13 107 yards, 8.2 yards per target
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The Miami Dolphins attacked Roquan Smith in this game. While the yardage is not bad, they were cheap yards, and a couple moved sticks. For a player who was praised for instincts in college and early into his career, he was slow to react in this game.
Quick passes to the flats became an issue for Smith, who allowed six receptions for 49 yards.