Chicago Bears Preseason: 3 must-watch matchups versus the Dolphins
Chicago Bears Matchup: Miami Dolphins wide receivers versus the Bears corners
The final matchup that everyone should be watching is the matchup between the Chicago Bears cornerbacks and the Miami Dolphins wide receivers. The Miami Dolphins will likely be without some of their main wideouts in this game. Devante Parker is the leading receiver (unless rookie first-round pick Jaylen Waddle proves otherwise) in this offense. However, he has been out with a hamstring injury. It’s doubtful that he suits up today.
Albert Wilson and Will Fuller have been dealing with minor injuries as well and might not play or will see limited action. This is disappointing as the Chicago Bears cornerbacks need to be tested right now. Outside of the offensive tackle position, cornerback is easily the next weakest position on the team.
Jaylon Johnson and company struggled to stop the likes of Mack Hollins during practice this week. How will they respond heading into an actual game? Kindle Vildor reportedly took over the second corner spot opposite of Johnson. Was this deserved or should Desmond Trufant be holding down that spot? We will quickly find out as I am sure the Dolphins will target Vildor often in this one. That is, depending on how much the first unit actually plays.
This team looked better on paper a couple of weeks ago, but things are not looking as positive now. How will the Chicago Bears respond and will Andy Dalton still be the starting quarterback after this game is over? The answer to that is most likely yes, but I am hoping that despite all of the issues at offensive line, Justin Fields shows us enough to remain excited for the future.