Do the Chicago Bears officially have a problem heading into 2019?
Let me know if you heard this one before; a Chicago Bears kicker missed a kick. Yes, unfortunately for most Chicago Bears fans the words “missed kick” have gone from a gut punch to a way of life as the names have come and gone, and the issues have remained the same.
After multiple Cody Parkey misses cost the Bears a bye week, and another miss cost them a win at Philadelphia, Matt Nagy decided to put his foot down. Nagy has been adamant that his team will get this right. They have faced the issue head-on and have not blinked.
However, despite being open about their new kicking competition, news that has circulated has not been good.
That is right, another day of big-time kicks and another day of big-time misses. Nagy was dumbfounded. This comes on the heels of an OTA session where reports were bad, and all but two kickers were cut. That led to trade for Eddy Pineiro who also missed yesterday.
We are getting closer to the start of the NFL season, and the Bears are running out of resources. They added free agents and winners of kicking competitions. They added players from the AAF. They scouted draft prospects, signed UDFAs, and even traded for a kicker.
Somehow they still have nothing even close to an NFL kicker on their hands.
This has to be nerve-wrecking for Bears fans. They have a great roster, and the biggest flaw is so small, but at the same time so valuable. Is there anything they can do? Anyone they can add? Is it officially time to call the 49ers about Robbie Gould? Every step has been a step in the wrong direction, and with a situation like this it is hard to tell what move will get them out of the mud.