Chicago Bears: Week 6 awards to give fans a laugh, a cry

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The “EW! COOTIES!” Style Of Tackling Award: The entire Bears Defense

Look, we’ve all sat through some bad Bears defenses. This kind of effort was the norm under Marc Trestman, and even John Fox’s first year. But this defense was supposed to be better than that. It certainly has talked like it is. But when Khalil Mack had his ankle taped, it basically taped the whole defense’s hands behind their back.

This was not a great Brock Osweiler performance — a phrase so abstract that it renders the whole English language useless. All he did was find five-or-six-yard dump-off routes that the Bears were all too happy to concede — all. day. long.

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Osweiler once found Albert Wilson for him then to run freely, with every Bear in sight either throwing a gumby-like arm at him or taking such awful angles it gave you the impression they thought any Miami ball-carrier had leprosy.

From the 4th quarter on, Wilson to Wilford Brimly-replacement Frank Gore were able to cut through the Bears defense with a modicum of effort.

What looked like a dominant unit, prior to this week, was exposed as one that has one generationally dominant player and a bunch of others still working on it. They can get there, but there will be tough lessons along the way.