Before the season gets away, the Chicago Bears should attempt to right what’s wrong.
It seems a bit drastic to talk about the Chicago Bears letting their season get away from them, but looking at the season overall, it’s not too crazy to use that terminology. Coming off a loss where they were dominated in every aspect of the game, the Bears have some serious self-examining to do.
If D’Andre Swift catches that football in Week 1, wide open in the end zone, the Bears are instead 2-2. If Nick Foles doesn’t lead a miraculous comeback against a defense which collapsed in epic fashion, the Bears are now 1-3, with the single victory coming in a close win over the Giants.
These Bears are 3-1, but they are awfully close to being a 1-win team and have some serious holes to figure out if they are to make a playoff push. Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town after seeing the timeless Tom Brady toss five touchdowns in an impressive comeback win.
Brady isn’t going to let up. That victory over the Los Angeles Chargers was a statement to the league. He’s still here, and he’s still capable.
So, for the Bears, they have some work to do. The offense was atrocious. Head coach Matt Nagy out-smarted himself in the play calling department. Chicago couldn’t get anything going in Week 4.
But, these problems are nothing new. In fact, there have been some glaring issues with this team all season long. Before it’s too late for general manager Ryan Pace, and he loses his job, the Bears should think about one of these trade offers to right the ship in each of their messy departments.