Chicago Bears: 4 biggest regrets from first half of season

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The Chicago Bears’ bye week is officially over and they are on to the Baltimore Ravens. This week is going to be a challenging one, as the Bears defense has to take on one of the most dynamic players in all of football, Lamar Jackson.

Not only do they have to try and contain Jackson, they have to do so after he and the Ravens are coming off of an embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Many challenges lie ahead for this Bears team even beyond facing Baltimore, and it seems as though this season is already a lost cause. From here on out, it is safe to say that fans are going to care most about the development of Justin Fields and how the team, and coaching staff, will look next year.

The first half of the Bears’ season wasn’t all terrible, as we have seen plenty of good come from it. Fields has obviously been a highlight, as he continues to show glimpses of breaking out week after week, though he’s been in a cramping offense.

The bad outweighs the good for the Chicago Bears thus far, and this team will have several regrets going forward this year.

Although Fields has made things a bit more fun, he can’t do it alone. He’s been hampered by a poor offensive line and, on the other side, the defense isn’t holding up their end of the bargain after starting the season strong.

How did things get this bad? Well, honestly, one could argue that outside of drafting Fields, this past offseason was the worst one yet from Ryan Pace. There were plenty of areas where this offseason went wrong, and plenty of areas during this season where the Bears have turned the wrong direction.

The incompetence of this coaching staff and front office continues to be on full display, and the following four regrets are living proof.