Chicago Bears: These were the biggest disappointments from Week 5
Chicago Bears disappointing player No. 1: Mario Edwards Jr.
While the Chicago Bears had a total of eight penalties for 70 yards– definitely needs to be cleaned up– Mario Edwards Jr. accounted for 30 of those 70 yards with two 15-yard penalties.
One of them was an unsportsmanlike penalty after a fourth-down play, and the second was him doing his best WWE impression and hip-chucking Josh Jacobs after the whistles had clearly blown.
The latter of the two would put the ball on the 13-yard-line, which would then result in a Raiders touchdown (after a questionable call in the end zone on Roquan Smith).
Even Smith had some comments about that call after the game.
Well, Mr. Roquan Smith, you have many Chicagoans on your side.
Now, back to the villain of this slide: Mario Edwards Jr…
If he had a good game barring those two major penalties, this could all get swept under the rug; however, that’s not the case.
Mario Edwards Jr. ended the game with no solo tackles and one assisted tackle. Now, I know it’s difficult to be a defensive lineman and have an outstanding stat sheet each week, but to cost the Chicago Bears heavily in the penalty department and not do much else, you’re literally holding the team back.
Hopefully, Edwards Jr. can figure out how to use that intensity between the whistles because, as we saw with the WWE impression, this dude has some strength. Just use that strength in between whistles, and that paycheck of yours will magically increase.
With many angry Twitter users clamoring for Edwards Jr. after this game, I felt it was only necessary to put him first.
Next up might be one that gets me in trouble with some Bears fans… Oh well!