Overreaction Friday: Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears Overreaction No. 1: The Bears NEED better offensive weapons

Honestly, this isn’t an overreaction because there’ve been loud voices saying this for a while.

The main reason it’s an overreaction is that this isn’t a team that — had they not drafted Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon — would look much different than they do now.

If they drafted offensively in the first two rounds, the defense would be the side of the ball taking the most hits. Either way, the Bears would be “screwing up” somehow.

It’s just easy to point fingers at the receiver position because of how poorly these guys can get open. A lot of it has to do with Justin Fields being the quarterback, too.

Admittedly, it’s easier to wish your young quarterback had weapons to play with to progress, but in terms of constructing a complete football team, it seems like Brisker and Gordon were the right choices. Gordon has been playing better, thankfully, and Jaquan Brisker has been impressive since day one.

Seeing George Pickens play well in Pittsburgh is a tough pill to swallow, but the opposite side to that coin is, if he didn’t perform well right away or if the character flaws were an issue, Ryan Poles would be idiotic for that.

Until this team is perfect or Ryan Poles is fired, happiness likely won’t come from the fan base.