Without Allen Robinson the Chicago Bears went to Josh Bellamy rather than Kevin White or Javon Wims
This offseason, I wrote about how Josh Bellamy has survived multiple coaching staffs and just finds his way to a coaches good-side. That showed again on Sunday when Matt Nagy decided to give a starting role to Bellamy over Kevin White and Javon Wims.
With Allen Robinson, the team was not going to shuffle Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller a lot. Sure, the two were going to see the field together in two-wide sets and led the team in receiving. However, in three-wide sets, Anthony Miller stayed in the same role.
Kevin White was the first name that came to mind to start in the Allen Robinson role for three-receiver sets. However, he wound up being a surprise inactive. With the inactive of White, the idea came that this could be a breakout moment for Javon Wims.
The Bears could have got their seventh-round pick some confidence with a start and a couple of passes. That did not happen either, though. Instead, they went with old reliable in Josh Bellamy.
Bellamy was targeted twice and saw zero catches. However, he was third amongst receivers in snaps and was used as a blocker on offense often.
Josh Bellamy continues to be a piece in this offense. When asked after the game about Kevin White, head coach Matt Nagy shrugged it off and said that the game plan called for him to inactive this week. He did not make it out to be a permanent thing.
However, it will be something to watch. Right now the totem pole stands Bellamy, Wims, White. Will that continue? We will see.