Chicago Bears: 3 Losers from Week 3 versus the Browns

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The Chicago Bears came out of Cleveland in miserable fashion after falling 26-6 and putting together a shocking 47 total net yards. The whole game was hard to watch as it seemed like every time the Chicago Bears got the ball there was barely a shot they would gain a first down. While the whole team did not play poorly, and there were a few winners from this game, a lot of blame is to go around, especially for these players.

Bad offensive line play and poor coaching were the main negatives

Chicago Bears Week 3 Loser No. 1: The entire offensive line

The way the offensive line played today was absolutely abysmal. There are no silver linings with today’s performance by Juan Castillo’s unit. Jason Peters was abused by Myles Garrett all game and the rest of the Browns defensive line was in the backfield all game. Even the Bears’ best linemen in Cody Whitehair and James Daniels played poorly today.

We knew the offensive line was bad coming into this year. After losing some key pieces it was going to be a developmental year for the line. Yet, after the first two weeks, they looked better than we thought. Jason Peters looked serviceable, Germain Ifedi has been solid, and the interior has been decent as well. That all went away today as there was seemingly no blocking, especially pass blocking on most of the plays.

It really hurts to see the line play so poorly after two tackles were drafted with high hopes and we have not seen them yet, except for a couple of snaps for Larry Borom. Now with the hopeful franchise quarterback at the helm, the offensive line was in shambles and our investments from the draft are nowhere to be seen.

The line is simply going to have to play better. The miscommunications and not knowing who to block on too many plays are unacceptable. The coaches need to be adamant about how to play together and how to communicate amongst the line. Justin Fields got hit way too much in his first start and it is not a good sign to see him on the ground nine times.