What Are The Bears Doing?

Just Fields throws a pass during the recent Packers game. / Photo AP

This past Sunday was the start of the season for our beloved Chicago Bears, and to say fans are disappointed would be the understatement of the year. Our first game was against our rivals, The Green Bay Packers, led by their new starting quarterback Jordan Love. With Aaron Rodgers gone and the overall excitement towards the Bears’ progression as a team, Bears fans had immense confidence that this was a new era for the team. We thought that it was our time to finally beat our long standing rival and establish the Bears as a winning team in the NFL. This Sunday killed all those dreams, as our team delivered the same disappointing performance. The Bears have the pieces to become dominant, so I’ll tell you who we should point our fingers at because the problem isn’t playing on the field.

The hope for the Bears coming into the season with a win can not be understated, and the Bears were actually favored to win this game. After making exciting moves in the offseason and recognizing Justin Fields’ potential, fans thought this would be our breakout season. Then we lost to the Packers pretty badly, as the score was 38-10. This loss was truly devastating as it diminishes fans’ hopes for the rest of the season; we’re not as excited anymore. The season is just starting but losing to our rival on week one is different than losing any other game. To lose against the Packers without Rogers leading them forces the Bears to really look at themselves as an organization. The Bears losing this week one game, makes our situation look 10 times worse because there is no superstar to blame it on.

But the season is just starting, if we make the necessary changes we can still be playoff contenders. The main change needs to come from the offensive coordinator, Luke Getsy, because our offense is simply not where it needs to be. We are struggling to get the ball in the hands of our playmakers, and it’s stalling our offensive drives. The plays we choose to run have to be better, especially considering the weapons we have. On Sunday we chose to run back to back screen plays, which was crippling because it wasn’t working in the slightest. Screen plays are passes thrown either to or behind the line of scrimmage with blockers ahead of the receiver, which have worked for us in the pre-season but can not be relied on for every play. We have two star receivers, Darnell Mooney and D.J. Moore. We have to see them run routes and catch balls more often. And, our passing game has got to get better in some way shape or form if we want to be contenders in this league.


By Gary Langfield Jr., Freshman, Columbia College Chicago

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Written by Gary Langfield

A dude from Chicago with the dream of making movies one day.

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