Chicago Bears: Will the franchise make history with Matt Nagy this year?
The Chicago Bears were able to gain over 100 yards rushing on the best running defense in the league. Even with that production, the team looked awful and lost horribly to the defending Super Bowl champions 38-3. The Tampa Bay Buccanneers were able to capitalize on five turnovers. The defense was not as bad as the score showed, but they were not great either.
Jaylon Johnson had possibly the worst game of his career. He did not completely shadow Mike Evans, but he covered him more often than not. Evans finished the day with six catches for 76 yards and three touchdowns.
The deep ball to Evans that led to the back-shoulder throw where Evans just played basketball and boxed Jaylon Johnson out was actually good coverage. Even the back-shoulder throw for a touchdown was solid coverage. Sometimes you have to give a player credit for playing well and Mike Evans is one of the best in the league.
Are the Chicago Bears being too easily distracted by off-the-field drama?
That said, you do have to wonder if the distraction of Jaylon Johnson’s social media drama came into play today. I would hope that it did not distract him enough to cause him to play his worst game, but it is definitely possible. I am on record that I did not like the fact Johnson was fined for being one minute late, mainly because I find the construct of time to be very archaic in the workforce. That said, a rule is a rule and he broke it. Then he took to social media to complain.
I swear this is not about Jaylon Johnson, but to tie this into the big picture, even if Johnson posted the Instagram post to the public and not to a private group on accident, it still was a sign of disrespect to Matt Nagy and the coaching staff. This is where I am going with this whole thing.