Chicago Bears: 5 players who need a big game vs. Seahawks

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Tight End Trey Burton

Friday, Nagy was asked by the media what it was that the Packers did to take away the production from tight end Trey Burton. He explained that it wasn’t necessarily anything specific, but that certain coverages were focused in on him, which allowed Mitch Trubisky to spread the ball around more.

You saw guys like Taylor Gabriel and Jordan Howard both come up with several catches apiece. Allen Robinson‘s first catch as a Bear was a beauty, and he was one of the guys Trubisky looked for often in Week 1.

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For Burton, though, his lone catch for 15 yards might have disappointed you. However, I would say keep the optimism alive. He did see six targets — that’s a good number in an offense which spreads the ball around quite a bit.

Burton could be matched up on several guys Monday night. He might see a little Bobby Wagner or Earl Thomas. He will certainly get spread out on the outside as well, leaving him covered by a corner. Burton will play all over the field, and he presents so many great qualities which can be used to exploit a defense.

Don’t be troubled by Week 1. Burton’s time is coming and it could be coming soon. If the targets stay up there, Burton could be in line for a big game. Case Keenum targeted his tight ends just five times against Seattle, but they averaged nearly 15 yards per reception. I’d like to think Burton is much more talented than anybody at his position on the Broncos, so look for those targets to come steadily Monday night.

If he sees anywhere from a similar target share, all the way up to maybe nine or 10 against the Seahawks, Burton should easily end up with five or six catches, totaling upwards of 80 to 90 yards — a touchdown for good measure, too.