Robert Quinn’s best game comes in Chicago Bears worst
In an ugly loss to the Detroit Lions, Robert Quinn brought some promise
Most Chicago Bears fans will scream too little too late. However, while they may not love Robert Quinn, who has been a bad signing so far, it is worth remembering that due to the contract that Quinn signed, it would be hard to move on this year. Whether Bears fans like him or not, they are going to see more Quinn, so they might as well get used to it.
Fortunately for Bears fans, while the 2020 season has been a nightmare, the play of Quinn in Week 13 did give promise that maybe he will not be a complete dud moving forward.
Quinn played a season-high in snaps on Sunday with 54. He played over 79% of the team’s defensive snaps. Beyond that, it appears the Bears finally got his role down.
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It was beyond frustrating to see that Robert Quinn dropped into coverage on three of the Green Bay Packers passing touchdowns last week. Quinn was not at fault every time, but him being in coverage is a red flag in itself.
On Sunday, he led the team in pass-rushing snaps with 37, leaving 16 snaps against the run and one snap in coverage. On the flip side, Barkevious Mingo played 17 snaps, and that included 9 against the run and five droppings into coverage. The Bears finally got Mingo and Quinn on the field the right amount of times for the correct roles.
Quinn capitalized, as well. He did not record a sack but finished the game with six pressures. That total matched his season-high against Carolina.
Fans are not going to take this away as a shining moment. It is fair to say that this usage and production should have happened weeks ago. However, it is worth mentioning that Quinn did get better, and that the Bears did use him better against Detroit than they did Green Bay.