These three Chicago Bears laid a dud versus the Ravens in Week 11

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Chicago Bears Week 11 Dud No. 3: Kindle Vildor

While the entire Chicago Bears secondary looked not so great against the Ravens, Kindle Vildor had one of his worst games as a pro going back to last year. Two big pass interference calls as wells as blown coverage contributed to a benching-worthy effort from the second-year cornerback. He has a lot of pressure on him this year, and he has not been able to live up to the expectations that the front office and coaches put on him.

There is a valid argument that the Bears lost this game with Vildor’s performance as one of the main reasons. If everything else stayed the same and Vildor did not get beat on those specific plays, I think that the Bears win this game. There was no reason to grab the receiver on the first play of the Ravens’ last drive, and it was mainly his fault that Sammy Watkins was wide open on the play that set up the game-winning touchdown.

The Chicago Bears let go of Kyle Fuller and cut Desmond Trufant in the offseason in order to save money and give the younger guys a chance to prove themselves. It is clear that was a poor decision and keeping Fuller or even Trufaint would have given the Bears a better chance in these games in which opposing offenses are picking on Vildor and the other young players in this secondary.

This offseason should see an overhaul of this position with only Jaylon Johnson as the key piece returning. I would like to see Thomas Graham get some playing time, even though he is on the practice squad right now. Vildor needs to be benched, but there is no depth behind him. Guys like Duke Shelley, Marqui Christian, and Xavier Crawford are not to be trusted as boundary cornerbacks, so Vildor will need to step his game up.

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This was a poor effort by many players on both sides of the ball. Better coaching and discipline for these players will go a long way into turning these close games into wins. Matt Nagy needs to go and the coaches need to preach effort and intensity on every play going forward.