Chicago Bears: 4 biggest regrets from first half of season

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Chicago Bears, Kindle Vildor
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3. The Chicago Bears should regret not addressing the cornerback room

Maybe the biggest blunder of the offseason for the Bears was not doing a darn thing in the cornerback room. Ryan Pace, in fact, did the opposite. Releasing Kyle Fuller was the single dumbest move Pace made all offseason, and he did it so that the Bears could go out and sign Andy Dalton and keep Jimmy Graham around.

Now, looking at how the Bears’ secondary has fared, the move looks even worse. Kindle Vildor has been one of the worst cornerbacks in football in 2021 and is allowing a miserable opposing passer rating of 150.3 Vildor has allowed 29 receptions on 40 targets, overall, and has allowed five touchdowns in nine games.

The fact that Pace kept Graham around and the Bears have only given him three targets on the season is an unforgivable move. This Chicago defense would have been far better off with Fuller on the field, and the Bears’ offense wouldn’t miss Graham one bit.

As for Dalton, the Bears did not need a third quarterback. There was no reason to sign Dalton if Pace was going to be aggressive and go get a rookie quarterback in the draft, either.