Chicago Bears: Looking ahead to preseason game vs. Broncos

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Offensive line with their hands full

This will be the first true test the Bears’ starting offensive line faces in this year’s preseason. While the Broncos likely won’t play their starters more than a quarter or so, the Bears will get a look at one of the more lethal pass rushes in the game with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb coming off the edge.

What I am curious to find out is whether or not the Bears will make a switch across their starting offensive line. Center Cody Whitehair doesn’t look nearly as comfortable at the center position as rookie James Daniels, and many wonder if that swap is coming in the near future.

At the tackle position, Charles Leno Jr. has been a staple and continues to improve year over year. He will have a tall task, though, as will right tackle Bobby Massie. On the right side, I wonder how much Rashaad Coward is starting to creep into the minds of the Bears’ offensive coaches.

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Coward has played fantastic over his first two preseason games, and Massie has been the clear weak link of this group since joining the Bears. If Coward continues to impress, I don’t think it’s out of the question to see him challenge Massie for a starting spot. This would, of course, be quite shocking considering Coward made the switch from defensive line earlier in the year.

Whatever the Bears’ starting offensive line ends up being, the point is, they better be ready for some lethal problems off the edge. If Trubisky is kept clean, they win.