Chicago Bears safeties Eddie Jackson and Tashaun Gipson are just plain bad
The Bears defense held Green Bay’s offense in check for much of the game, but sooner or later, it was Rodgers who got the last laugh. A big reason why the Packers ended up scoring when they did was due to the poor positioning and tackling from safeties Eddie Jackson and Tashaun Gipson.
On Aaron Jones’ catch and run for a score, Gipson was given a pretty strong stiff arm. That will be a fairly embarrassing moment in the film room this week, as those types of tackling attempts were on display all game long.
A.J. Dillon had a nice run in the second half where he worked himself up to the third level, and carried Bears defensive backs another several yards because, clearly, Jackson was just trying to strip the ball.
We all remember Jackson’s words caught on camera in training camp, talking about how going for the ball makes him special. However, six weeks into the season, Jackson’s missed tackles are becoming a huge problem. It’s time that he stops going for the strip and making a tackle instead.
Between the two of them, Jackson and Gipson look like a far cry from a formidable starting safety duo so far.