Chicago Bears: 3 Losers from Week 6 vs. Packers

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Chicago Bears Week 6 Loser No. 3: Chicago Bears’ Wide Receivers

The Chicago Bears receiving room has some good talent with Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney. While Mooney is on pace for a breakout year, he still has not been as explosive as consistently as we thought he would be. As for Robinson, for a good portion of the games this year he goes quiet. These receivers have not been bad when thrown to, but they are not getting open enough to help their young quarterback.

The Bears have a lot of speed and playmaking in the receiver room, but what is the point when they cannot even get going against the Packers’ third and fourth string cornerbacks. They were missing Jaire Alexander and Kevin King and the Bears were still unable to get separation consistently. Fields did miss some open guys, but looking at the coverage when the replays are played shows little separation on too many plays.

Not all of this goes on the wideouts. Many times they are doing the best they can, but the play does not have enough time to develop due to the pressure getting through too quickly. Still, the Bears need to figure out how to use their playmakers in order to spark the offense. We saw how electric Mooney can be, and we know how steady Allen Robinson is. In a contract year, Robinson should be doing everything he can to be the number one we know he can be. He needs to work with Fields and the rest of the offense to figure out how to scheme people open because it has been like pulling teeth when trying to throw the ball this year.

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The Chicago Bears put a good effort in against the Packers, but they need to do more. Better play-calling by Bill Lazor is necessary, as well as more consistency from the o-line, secondary, and receivers. The schedule does not get much easier going forward.