The Chicago Bears offensive line left a lot to be desired yesterday.
After an abysmal offensive performance in the Chicago Bears 19-11 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, it’s fair to ask whether we have overestimated the offensive line’s progress. For the previous three weeks, we have been heaping praise on Juan Castillo for turning around a unit that left much to be desired last season.
However, through three weeks the team was running the football at an improved clip, ranking near the top 10 prior to the Colts game. In 2019 they rushed for just 91 yards per game. Through the first three weeks, they were averaging 138 yards per game.
But then yesterday happened, and the Bears experienced quite a dramatic dropoff mustering a pathetic 28 yards on 16 carries. It seemed as though on every carry, the running back was met at the line of scrimmage or in the backfield.
In addition, it felt like quarterback Nick Foles was under pressure for much of the game, and was hit a total of five times. That’s a big problem for Foles who is obviously a much less mobile quarterback than Mitch Trubisky.
So what happened? Was it just an off day, or have we overestimated how much this offensive line has improved? I think it’s the latter.
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