Chicago Bears: Rising and falling stocks after week 4

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Chicago Bears, Chase Claypool
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There were Chicago Bears who saw their stock decline in the loss as well.

Chase Claypool

Chase was made inactive before the game for comments he made about the coaching on Friday. Now, he has been told to stay away from the team. Maybe he was right when he said the coaching staff was not using him correctly.

Chase should have just said no comment considering his effort was questioned during Week 1, he had a costly penalty in Week 2, and he failed to fight for a possible big play in Week 3.

Claypool being on the bench allowed Darnell Mooney to be showcased more. He had 51 yards on four catches and showed this team will not miss Claypool. The Chicago Bears will miss the second-round pick the team had to give up to get him last year.

Larry Borom

Borom was pressed into service last week after starting left tackle Braxton Jones went on injured reserve. Borom was one of the few bright spots in Kansas City. He did not have a good day against a terrible Broncos defense. Borom gave up a sack and four pressures.

He played like a man who was benched last season. Only this time it was left tackle instead of right.

Matt Eberflus and the defense

The defense self-destructed in the second half. The Broncos scored 24 unanswered points with 17 coming from Denver’s offense.

Russell Wilson is not washed up as he completed 21 of 28 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns. The Bears’ front four failed to put much pressure on Wilson. Chicago’s defense has just two sacks on the season.

The secondary was without Jaylon Johnson and Eddie Jackson. That unit is struggling to create turnovers. Losing the turnover battle is what cost the Chicago Bears this game.

Also, a head coach making a terrible decision to go for it on fourth down while in field goal range did not help the cause.

Eberflus liked how the offense was running down Denver’s throats, so that was the thought process of going for it. Maybe, it was because he did not trust the defense to protect a three-point lead.

Keep in mind, this is a defense that Eberflus is now calling the plays. So the head coach did not trust himself. That is so Bears. The pressure is non-existent. The defense looks slow. The coach is doing nothing to get the unit to play at disruptive levels.

Eberflus had an awkward moment with the media after the game. He said Claypool decided to not attend the game after he was made inactive. The Bears PR had to clarify the team did indeed ask him to stay away from Soldier Field.

Eberflus is clearly in over his head. The Chicago Bears have never fired a head coach during the season but there is a first time for everything.

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