Bears: Eddie Goldman trending up heading into second half of season

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Eddie Goldman isn’t much of a talker. The Bears’ nose tackle rarely meets the media and when he does, he usually keeps his answers short and simple.

Back on October 8, 2021 — the last time Goldman spoke to the media at Halas Hall — Goldman was asked about his temperament and he couldn’t explain why he is more reserved than most.

"“It’s just how I am,” Goldman said."

In the Chicago Bears’ 29-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, most of the attention went to rookie quarterback Justin Fields and the referees’ blatant missed calls. However, quietly, in the interior of the Bears’ defense, Goldman had his best game of the season.

Prior to the Monday night matchup, Eddie Goldman had four total tackles in five games. In the 29 snaps that he played against Pittsburgh, Goldman matched that number and made his first tackle for loss on the season.

Eddie Goldman is starting to heat up as the Bears head into the second half of the season

According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Eddie Goldman had three stops, which are “tackles that constitute a ‘failure’ for the offense.” Two of those stops came on third-and-one.

The first one happened late in the third quarter. After Steelers wide receiver Dionte Johnson took a handoff for 11 yards, Pittsburgh needed one yard for the first down.

On the play, Goldman did a good job of standing up rookie center Kendrick Green. Goldman then shoved Green out of the way and helped make the tackle on running back Najee Harris for no gain. The Steelers did end up converting on fourth down from the Chicago 24, with Harris’ one-yard run.