Chicago Bears Week 7: Some players rising, others falling badly

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Chicago Bears stock down going into Week 7

Center Sam Mustipher

It has been a very inconsistent season for center Sam Mustipher. After securing the starting center job over the last few games of 2020, Mustipher came into this year looking like the solidified center of the future. However, a couple of bad snaps, including one really poor snap against Green Bay, have made it appear as though the Bears will need to find a backup plan next year.

Mustipher has struggled mightily all around, whether it be in pass blocking, run blocking or the elementary stuff like snapping the football. Against the Packers, he was one of the lowest-graded players overall by Pro Football Focus.

Safety Tashaun Gipson

Both Eddie Jackson and Tashaun Gipson have been bad for most of the season. Jackson has gotten more press as of late because of his feud with Lance Briggs. But, Gipson was just as bad — if not worse — in the game against the Packers.

Gipson missed a big tackle that ended up resulting in a Packers touchdown, and looked as though he was avoiding contact all game.

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It is now time for the Bears to start thinking about inserting Deon Bush or DeAndre Houston-Carson into the starting defense for one or both of these guys, because Gipson and Jackson have been just plain awful. Gipson, particularly, has gone from serviceable, to now being a liability.