Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens: Offensive grades

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Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: C (?)

I still need to watch the coaches film on this game, but I’m slowly becoming convinced of something in regards to the Bears’ passing game: most of the time, Dowell Loggains has no idea how to utilize wide receivers correctly.

First off, while one can see that Tanner Gentry and Tre McBride did struggle to create separation against the Ravens’ top corners, why did the Chicago Bears just simply act like there was nothing they could do about it?

After all those screens and short routes they designed for Kevin White, you think these guys couldn’t use one or two? How about some pick plays, rubs, shallow crosses, bunch sets, anything like that?

No? We’re just going to run Gentry and McBride off into oblivion to open things up for…Dion Sims? That’s it?

Now, to be fair, both Sims and Zach Miller have been very useful to Trubisky thus far, catching both his touchdown passes. And let’s not forget Miller coming up with Cohen’s halfback pass yesterday, either. As such, I guess that decoy type of strategy has worked somewhat.

But be real: how many times can you expect to win games when only Kendall Wright (two catches, 36 yards) catches a pass among your receivers?

Oh, wait, even better question: how is it that Wright had the receivers’ only two catches but only played 25 snaps?!? Wright is the Bears’ unquestionably best receiver, but Gentry beat him out by 51 and looked utterly useless doing it.

Someone, please explain that stuff to me.

Honestly, though, Wright’s high-flying overtime catch combined with his demolition of Terrell Suggs made the receiving corps’ day. I’ll have peace on those terms.