The Chicago Bears defense was a bit slow
The Chicago Bears squeaked out a win against the Detriot Lions in a battle that would even give Jimmy Graoppolo bald spots. I assume I do not need to get into details about how the Bears mounted a comeback in one quarter to win the game. Or how D’Andre Swift dropped what would have been the go-ahead score and likely won the Lions the game.
We all have enough stress in the world; no need to relieve that now. The Chicago Bears needed to find an identified this season. They needed to run the ball efficiently.
All of those things happened this past weekend, so why was the game so close? Well, the Chicago Bears No. 1 defense on paper in many people’s eyes did not produce the same way one would expect. Are we going to hear more excuses on why Khalil Mack is quiet against T.J. Hockenson during their one on one battle? That wasn’t very pleasant. I do not need to hear Dr. Draft Phil explain to me how Mack was double and triple-teamed against the Lions because he wasn’t.
I also don’t need to hear how Chuck Pagano lost his aggressive play-calling that sends multiple blitzes like he used to with the Ravens. The concern with the Chicago Bears is the defensive unit. Sure, Matthew Stafford is very talented, but this defense was supposed to be even better.
Maybe the loss of Eddie Goldman can’t be filled. Maybe Robert Quinn being unable to play was a factor. Many of the games I have seen over this weekend showed that defenses are not ready to play this 2020 NFL season.