Chicago Bears: 10 random thoughts heading into Week 7 vs the Bucs
Where on earth is Allen Robinson?
Speaking of Allen Robinson, where has he been? Well, the team has not been focusing on the passing game at all this season. The closest Justin Fields has gotten to 30 pass attempts in a game is 27 last week versus the Packers.
Allen Robinson is productive as a volume receiver. He saw over 150 targets the last two seasons. This season, he is on pace for only 102 and that includes an extra game. In comparison to a 16-game season, he is only projected for 96 targets.
Is this on Robinson? Not really. This is more to do with how the games are being called. The Chicago Bears cannot protect Justin Fields forever with the way they call plays. Last game we saw Fields air it out more. He was not the most successful, but his stats are somewhat skewed. His interception came off what should have been a free play.
That said, Robinson is not doing himself any favors either. He does not look like a top-10 wide receiver and is not doing enough to prove he’s worth a $20+ million dollars contract. If I were the Chicago Bears, I would be trading Allen Robinson to another team before the trade deadline. In fact, Robinson and Akiem Hicks would be the first two guys I’d look to move. Jimmy Graham too if anyone would send a late pick for him.