2. Ryan Poles has issues with evaluating wide receiver talent
D.J. Moore is very good, and he will end up being a hit for the Chicago Bears, regardless of his quarterback. All that Ryan Poles had to do was earn the number one pick to get him. Poles has not been able to find receiver talent otherwise.
The Chase Claypool trade continues to loom large. Now, the Chicago Bears are making Equanimeous St. Brown inactive despite running an offensive system where a blocking receiver is extremely valuable. Claypool had a penalty, and Khalil Herbert's screen was stopped because he could not block his man.
St. Brown was inactive in week one, as was Velus Jones. Jones showed nothing despite getting a helmet. It was obvious when he was on the field what would happen, and his first touch went for negative yards.
The Chicago Bears value Claypool and Jones over St. Brown because they invested an early second-round pick in Claypool and a third-round pick in Jones. The reality is that St. Brown is not good, but these two lack so much value that they make St. Brown look like a needed part of the offense.
Ryan Poles has thrown away draft picks at wide receiver. The things he thinks receivers need are not needed, and the players he thinks fit the offense only make things worse. This has to have Chicago Bears fans alarmed.