Week 6 Game Preview: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

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The Chicago Bears need to use their speed and score touchdowns

Now that Matt Nagy has succumbed to giving up play-calling duties, this enables him to focus on his strength as a head coach. He needs to use his exceptional motivational skills and prime the pump of his players’ anger from these two losses.

Presumably, with these motivational tactics in play, there is more strategy the Bears can use to win this game. Let’s start by giving Nagy and his coaches a little credit. It is possible but not a certainty that their big-picture plan was to hold back on using any of their more interesting offensive plays until they met the Packers in this game.

It has been curious and disappointing that after adding some track stars to their offense, their deep passing game has been used infrequently for the most part. It is all but a given that the Bears need to run the ball a good portion of the time to win this game. However, it bears repeating, they also need to get their share of chunks plays from their passing game.

The Bears have added more than enough speedsters to their wide receiver corps to get this done. One of them is the ascending Darnell Mooney who, with his burner 4.37 speed, has more catches and more yards than any other Bears wideout.

However, Mooney has been nursing a groin injury. Allen Robinson can also be a big factor in a deep game, especially if they can get him in one-on-one coverage. Yet the dark cloud of injury also hangs over Robinson as he is dealing with an ankle injury.

The nagging injuries of the Bears’ top two pass targets set up the Bears’ tight ends and their three new speedsters to play important roles in a potentially rousing Bears victory over the Packers. I vote for the new guys to take center stage in the Bears’ passing game against the Packers.

These new, extremely fast wideouts include Damiere Byrd with his 4.25 speed who did a good job for the Patriots last season using his speed to make plays. Then there is Marquise Goodwin, who is a true Olympian track star that runs a 4.27. Last but not least, we have Breshad Perriman, at 6’2″ and 209 pounds. With this size, he runs a sizzling 4.25.

All three new additions to the offense are blazing fast but as a bigger wideout with his exceptional speed, Perriman delivered a number of big plays last season for Tom Brady and the Super Bowl winning Buccaneers. If ever there was a time to get the Bears deep game train rolling, it is in this game.