Chicago Bears: 4 Players whose stock dropped vs. Bills

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Chicago Bears Players Whose Stock Fell: Notable Mentions

Can we put the entire punt return coverage team on the list? Man, that unit has been awful in both games. The Chicago Bears and special teams coach Chris Tabor better figure something out — pronto! Once again, I try to evaluate players more on an individual basis as opposed to how the team does as a whole. Here are a few other players (and a coach) whose stock has dropped.

Matt Nagy, HC

I know. I know, Matt Nagy is not a player. However, he has to be on this list. In fact, he would be in my top four, but since he’s a coach and not relieving his duties any time soon, I felt he could only be mentioned as a notable mention.

Matt Nagy has proven that he is incompetent with his decision to continue to stand on the hill (maybe even die on it) that Andy Dalton is the starting quarterback Week 1 versus the Rams. Not to mention the horrible play calling we are seeing once again.

This is only preseason, but we have seen it for going on four years now. How often will we see a jet sweep on third and short — especially to the short side of the field? What about routes run short of the sticks? If you are not tired of this by now, you must be burying your hand in the sand when it comes to Matt Nagy. I am fine with Nagy being head coach, but I think Bill Lazor needs to take over play-calling again. Maybe Justin Fields can save Nagy despite his own poor decisions.

Artavis Pierce, RB

This one was tough for me to put here, but with Khalil Herbert supplanting himself as the favorite to make the roster as the fourth running back, I don’t see how Artavis Pierce makes the final roster this year. What I am hoping for is that they put Pierce on the practice squad over Ryan Nall. Please stop with the, but Ryan Nall brings value to special teams nonsense. He is not worth a roster spot.

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Final thoughts:

No matter what happens this Saturday, I think we have a clear picture on who the starting roster will be outside of maybe the left tackle position. Jason Peters is the clear favorite in my opinion, but could a younger Larry Borom push to take over that spot instead? Doubtful, but I think the door is still cracked open based on Peters’ age and recent injury history. Let’s just hope that Andy Dalton has a short leash like Mitch Trubisky had last year. Justin Fields should be starting.