Chicago Bears: Five quick takeaways from Week 2 of the preseason

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The Chicago Bears took on the Buffalo Bills for both teams’ second week of preseason action. Unfortunately for the Bears, this was a pretty ugly game all around. Getting down early and never coming back was the story of the game for Chicago, as they lost 41-15.

Former Bears QB, Mitch Trubisky, made his much-anticipated return to Chicago and he was working a Bears defense that quite frankly, looked disinterested at times. Preseason or not, this was a pretty terrible performance for the team in all facets so let’s jump right into it.

The Chicago Bears need to burn the tape from this game, not many positives

Takeaway No.1: The offensive line is a problem

No matter who the QB is going to be for this Bears team, they’re going to be running for their life. No James Daniels or Jason Peters during Sunday’s game and it showed. Elijah Wilkinson and Arlington Hambright were revolving doors and do not look like starting-caliber linemen.

I’ve been saying it all offseason and I still believe that the Bears are only going as far as this offensive line will take them. Adding Jason Peters to the line should help but this line has been scary bad so far.

Takeaway No. 2: Andy Dalton has shown nothing

When the Bears drafted Justin Fields it was obvious that he would be the QB of the future, despite having Andy Dalton in the sea QB room. Going into the year I was fine with rolling out Dalton as the week one starter but the more we see of Fields, the less I feel that way.

Other than one great throw to Rodney Adams for a touchdown, the offense has looked very bad with Dalton at the helm. Dalton offers almost no mobility which doesn’t help his case, given the situation up front. When Fields is in the offense has looked better through two games, plain and simple.

Takeaway No. 3: Rodney Adams is making noise

Rodney Adams is 27 years old and has bounced around the league throughout his short career. That being said, he’s looked like a legit player through these first two games and has easily outplayed guys like Ridley and Wims, two players fighting for a roster spot.

Adams was the best WR on the field for Chicago last week and you can make the argument that he was once again, against the Bills. Adams touchdown from Dalton was the best play of the game for the Bears and he has a real shot to make the team.

Takeaway No. 4: Secondary issues

The Chicago Bears’ secondary got completely worked by their former QB, Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky went 20/28, 221 yards, and 1 touchdown. Overall, he played some very efficient football with the Bills coaching staff using him wisely.

On the other side the Bears’ secondary outside of Jaylon Johnson, did not look good at all. Soft coverage and poor tackling were the Bears’ manta, as Bills receivers were getting open all game, especially against the Bears starters.

Takeaway No. 5: Khyiris Tonga looked good

Khyiris Tonga was one of the better players on the field for the Bears’ defense and looks like he may just end up being a contributor for this team. As a seventh-round pick, expectations are going to be low for Tonga but he has shown that he can be a piece on defense.

Tonga was pretty involved all game, not only creating pressure on the QB but he’s also been a legit run-stuffer so far. He looks to have good instincts and has filled his role perfectly.