Chicago Bears: 3 Losers from Week 4 vs. Detroit Lions

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Week 4 Loser No. 3: Offensive Line (again)

While the offensive line looked great today in run blocking, and David Montgomery and Damien Williams both averaged over 4.5 yards per carry. They were active and seemed to create enough holes to help out the running back in order to set up easier first downs. The reason the line is again on the losers list is because they still cannot protect Justin Fields. It is getting scary to see Fields get lit up too many times each game, and it has to be fixed.

There were at least three instances today where a rusher got through unblocked. Fields receives the snap and the next thing he sees is a blitzer in his face. He had a gorgeous spin move to evade one big hit, but he should not have to do that. Part of it goes on Fields and his ability to check the protection at the line of scrimmage, but it also has to be from the line itself.

They know they have a young quarterback at the helm who does not have the experience to understand every potential pass-rush scheme. The tackles are slow and the guards, arguably the best part of the line, have not been nearly what we expect in pass protection.

Juan Castillo needs to do a better job of creating a disciplined line that not only gets after it on the run blocking, but keeps a cleaner pocket for whoever is at quarterback, especially if it is Justin Fields.

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The line will continue to be on the losers list until they can figure out how to better protect Fields. Giving up sacks is going to happen, but unblocked blitzes coming through multiple times a game is something that has to be fixed or one hit is going to really hurt Justin Fields.