3 Changes Matt Eberflus must demand to help fix the Chicago Bears offense
One of Michael Schofield or Alex Leatherwood needs to step in as left guard
With Lucas Patrick sliding over to center, the Chicago Bears should look to use Michael Schofield or Alex Leatherwood in at the left guard spot. Leatherwood makes the least sense because he’s less experienced as a guard than Schofield.
Prior to the Cody Whitehair injury, Patrick had been sharing the right guard spot with Teven Jenkins. That was already a problem and reports are that practice had something to do with it and some were calling out Jenkins for being immature. There were also rumors that Jenkins and offensive line coach, Chris Morgan were getting into it. Well, all of the nonsense aside, Teven Jenkins has been the most consistent and best lineman all season.
Once Whitehair was out, Patrick moved to left guard and Jenkins finally became the solo starter on the right side. This coaching staff needs to stop focusing as much on practice as they are on game production. I mentioned we’d get back to it and this is what I meant. If Chris Morgan is calling the shots on who is starting, then Matt Eberflus needs to take the bull by the horns and say enough is enough.
Going into Week 6 if Ryan Poles doesn’t add some help to the offensive line, then Matt Eberflus needs to make the following change:
- Braxton Jones, LT
- Michael Schofield, LG
- Lucas Patrick, C
- Teven Jenkins, RG
- Riley Reiff, RT
Yep, let’s put Riley Reiff in at right tackle too. He’s a more-proven veteran. Larry Borom can have a future as the Chicago Bears starting right tackle, but it’s time to do what’s best to keep Justin Fields upright throughout the rest of the season.