Chicago Bears: Looking ahead to preseason game vs. Broncos

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Starting offense has to score

I would fully expect the Bears to roll out the starters against Denver in this one. Even if Jordan Howard plays for one series, I would think he is on the field Saturday. I also expect to see Tarik Cohen, even if for a short period of time like Howard.

What I will really be watching for is how much run Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller get. Miller played just a few snaps against the Bengals, while Robinson and Gabriel sat out for the second straight game.

For the players themselves to feel confident going forward, they need reps all together in this one. Not only that, but they need to see the ball cross the goal line. Trubisky’s development and confidence in this offense will take a huge leap if he can lead the group to a score (or two) against Denver on Saturday.

I don’t expect Nagy to bust out anything too fancy, but it would be nice to see this unit flash a little bit. An RPO or two, some play action, maybe a couple of deep shots — these would all instill some more assurance in this group heading forward. It was great to see a deep shot taken on the first play of the Bengals game, even though it fell incomplete.

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Injury risk should be limited due to it being preseason, of course, but I hope to see this group on the field together for a minimum of two series