The Chicago Bears need to see what they have in young defensive tackles
Let's look at these two as a set. They aren't seeing the same amount of special teams snaps as Noah Sewell, but swapping them into the game more often might not be easy. For starters, Andrew Billings has been one of the bright spots on the defense. He doesn't show up on the stat sheet, but trust me when I tell you he has played well for 1-tech DT in this system over the first three weeks. That said, I think it's time for us to see Gervon Dexter and Zacch Pickens a little more than we have to this point.
Over the first three weeks, Gervon Dexter is averaging 27 snaps or 39.1% of the defensive snaps. Zacch Pickens is averaging 18 snaps or 25.7% of the defensive snaps. Dexter has looked better than Pickens at this point and I am glad to see he is seeing close to 40% of the defensive snaps. Although some only view him as a 1-tech, I'd be interested to see him out there with Andrew Billings more often. I'd like him to learn how to get off the ball faster and play the 3-tech at times.
Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears invested a second and third-round pick for these two rookie defensive tackles. You have to give them reps to help them develop. With the team 0-3, the coaching staff might not be willing to give up snaps to the rookies over the veterans like Justin Jones. I'm saying at this point, let's see what the young guys can do. Let's get Dexter up to 45% and Pickens up to at least 30%. The defensive line can't look any worse than it already has, can it?