Which Chicago Bears offensive line combination would you rather see?
The Chicago Bears saw what many are calling a mini-bye week. The team played on Thursday and does not play again until Monday night. This will be the last primetime game of the Bears’ season as they face off against the New England Patriots. I originally had this pegged as a victory for our beloved Bears, but I have now changed that opinion.
One reason for the change of heart is that I didn’t think the offensive line would be this brutal. I never imagined it to be a great line, but thought they’d find a way to be a middle-of-the-pack offensive line in both run-blocking and pass-blocking. Some stats like to make you think that they are, but boy stats are deceiving at times.
Sure, some of the pressures and sacks are on Justin Fields for holding the ball too long. However, there are way too many times that the interior of the line is pushed backward into Fields face. If not in the middle, then outside pressure causes him to at least step up where then the interior of the line breaks down or he scrambles for his life. The scrambles have been working for the most part, but this offense will not find a rhythm this way.
I think it is safe to say that a change must take place before the Bears play the Patriots on Monday night. There has been plenty of speculation on social media about what may happen with the offensive line. Which of these combinations would you prefer to see this week?