4 Chicago Bears we should see less after bye week
1. Equanimeous St. Brown should go back to his role as a depth option
It was noticeable after the game that both Justin Fields and head coach Matt Eberflus said something about the route that Equanimeous St. Brown ran. Both thought it could have been sharper, and that he could have fought back to the football.
This is notable because when Chase Claypool started to see his snaps increase, it has been ESB that lost the snaps. Still, for now, he has only dropped from the number man to the number three. Dante Pettis is replacing Darnell Mooney, so he will stay ahead of ESB, and Claypool appears locked into the second wideout as well.
Still, this leaves Byron Pringle, N’Keal Harry, and the rookie Velus Jones to push St. Brown. Pringle has been eased back in but has started to get better, and after the bye week, you could make the case that Pringle will be ready for a bigger workload than St. Brown.
Harry is supposed to be a great blocker, and we saw him go up and get one in a contested situation as well. He is probably a better bet than St. Brown moving forward, and the Chicago Bears have to consider this as well.
Seeing St. Brown at number three out of the bye week may be too high. He should be fourth or fifth at best.