Anyone who tried to help Braxton Jones block Myles Garrett.
Jones had his hands full with the athletic freak that is Garrett. Jones did all right and that is all that can be expected. Thankfully, he was not left alone to block him most of the game like with what happened to Jason Peters two years ago in Fields’ first NFL start.
Garrett racked up 4.5 sacks that day. Garrett did not get a sack in this game, but he was still disruptive thanks to those tasked with needing to provide chip blocking or a double team block with Jones.
Matt Eberflus and Luke Getsy
Another bad day for the two coaches in charge of play calling. The defense was amazing for three quarters and then in the fourth quarter it all fell apart.
The worst call from Eberflus came late in the fourth quarter where he called for a blitz. Somehow in the coverage of the blitz, defensive tackle Justin Jones was left to cover tight end David Njoku. It was a clear mismatch and a veteran like Flacco easily flicked the ball to Njoku to put the Browns into field goal range.
Getsy once again had some terrible offensive play designs. The first play of the game he called for a deep pass. Not a good idea.
Roschon Johnson was getting some good yards running, but his number was hardly called. There were some short yardage calls that were baffling. Asking Mooney to be the lead blocker on sweeps and screens has become his version of Matt Nagy’s crack back tosses to the short side of the field. They are both bad ideas and end up with drives being killed.
The offense had eight three-and-outs. There was not much underneath plays being called or trying to spread out the Browns defense. It was max protect and hope someone got open down the field. Now it sure beats calling 20 screen plays, but it was not a game plan that was going to try to counter Cleveland’s great defense.
This was another game that proved the Chicago Bears need to move on from these two coaches. The team would be better off with a new offensive minded head coach and not a defensive head coach like Eberflus who hires a bad offensive coordinator.