Chicago Bears: The state of the offensive line

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The Chicago Bears have had solid offensive line play the last couple of years, but just how good are the big men and what is in their future?

Continuity is said to be one of the most important aspects in regards to the success of an offensive line in the NFL. The Chicago Bears have been lucky in this area for the most part over the last two seasons. This is despite offensive guard Kyle Long constantly coming up on the injury report.

Ryan Pace has done a decent job addressing many positions for the Bears. Everyone is excited to talk about the pass rush of Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd. We constantly hear about the playmaking abilities of Eddie Jackson and Akiem Hicks.

On the offensive side of the ball, Mitch Trubisky is either loved or hated (always the case for Bears quarterbacks it seems). Tarik Cohen is lightning in a bottle and the wide receivers are flashy with their touchdown celebrations.

The offensive linemen, however, are typically not shown the same amount of love. In fact, if you are an offensive lineman in the NFL, you almost do not want to be talked about in the media. If your name comes up often in a game broadcast or a recap, it usually means you are doing something wrong.

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In fact, the NFL, or at least the Chicago Bears, should take one week this season and allow just the offensive lineman to create their own touchdown celebrations. It does not matter who scores or whether it is a pass or a run, only the big fellas should dance or put on a celebration skit.

Games are won and lost in the trenches, and these men deserve to be analyzed just like the rest of the Chicago Bears’ playmakers.