Chicago Bears: 3 burning questions following loss to Dolphins

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So about that Bears’ defense. They need to have a short memory because they have future hall of famer Tom Brady breezing into town next week. If that isn’t scary enough, here is the downright frightening part. The blueprint for how to neutralize the Bears defense has been written and it fits perfectly with what the New England Patriots do best.

It started in the second half against the Packers. Aaron Rodgers came out and utilized a plethora of short passes to get the ball out of his hands and neutralize the pass rush. While successful, the hope was that Roquan Smith would have negated the long runs let up by Nick Kwiatkoski. However, the Dolphins did the same thing Sunday with Smith (who had 13 tackles) in the game. However, others failed to take proper angles to the ball and failed to wrap up the ballcarrier once they got there.

If Osweiler and the Dolphins skill players did what they did to the Bears defense, what do you think Brady, James White, Rob Gronkowski, and Julian Edelman are going to do? Nervous yet? You should be. The prospect of Brady dinking and dunking all over the field to exploit the Bears biggest weakness on defense should make Bears fans shutter. This is to say nothing of their newly acquired deep threat, Josh Gordon.

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So the biggest question becomes will Vic Fangio make the necessary adjustments to shore up this weakness? And if so, how does he do it? Well, he could bring more pressure against Brady or could bring his cornerbacks down to play more press coverage. However, up to this point, Fangio has not seemed interested in doing either. Nevertheless, something is going to have to change or teams will follow this blueprint to exploit the Bears defense week after week.