5 Chicago Bears who must improve after bye

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Chicago Bears, Charles Leno
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3. Charles Leno

No matter how you put it, Charles Leno has regressed. Like most of the Chicago Bears, CharlesLeno looked pretty good after a 3-0 start. However, as we have all learned the Lions, Falcons and Giants are not testing any offensive lineman.

From the Colts game on things got rocky against a premier defensive lineman. Leno had his worst games against the Saints and Titans. Marcus Davenport dominated him with power, while Harold Landy used speed to get around Leno. This is not a good sign for Leno, who has always struggled with power, but at least was quick on his feet.

While the Vikings pass rush was not fierce, Leno struggled once again. According to PFF, he has gone from a top 10 lineman in pass pro to 25th in 2018, 37th in 2019 and now he is outside the top 40 in pressures allowed. His slow decline has saddled the Bears.

It cannot help seeing three new left guards from week six on with Rashaad Coward, Alex Bars, and Arlington Hambright. Still, the Chicago Bears need his consistency at left tackle to help deal with these issues at guard. Leno has let them down.