Justin Fields took another step Sunday. Accounting for 314 yards and 4 total TDs. He continues to elevate those around him. He set a record for the longest run by a Bears QB last week (61-yard TD run). He broke that Sunday breaking off a 68-yard TD run, breaking away from Lion’s corners and safeties. Truly impressive what Justin does on the ground.
Jack Sanborn might just be that dude. 11 total tackles, 9 solo, and 2 sacks, also had a very nice Interception called back on a bs call. The Bears were again screwed by refs, Jaylon Johnson pressed a guy at the line of scrimmage put his hands on the receiver’s shoulder pads, and got called for hands to the face. I can’t wait to see Jack continue to develop. He played high school football in Lake Zurich went to college in Madison Wisconsin and was a UDFA, who is now starting for the Bears.
Cole Kmet’s breakout continues. Another great story, Cole is from Barrington Illinois, die-hard Bears, and a Cubs fan. Per QB1, Mr. Justin Fields ” Cole has always had it physically, he has grown the last few weeks mentally”. Cole Kmet was never going to be Travis Kelce or Mark Andrews. He is a classic Y TE, hand in the ground, good blocker who runs nice routes for easy completions for QB1.
Jaylon Johnson got torched yesterday. I don’t remember him getting targeted in a game this much since his rookie year. Jaylon wants to be the best corner in football, you have to be better than Sunday to even be close to that discussion. Cornerback is a very hard position, you get respect on your name and then barely get targeted. When that happens you lose some of your skills because you don’t get targeted. I still have faith in Jaylon. Let’s bounce back shut down ATL and get a pick next Sunday. Keep your head up Jaylon.
The whole defensive line minus Justin Jones. No one generates pressure. Trevis Gipson’s breakout season was supposed to happen, but he’s taken steps backward. Dom Rob still needs more reps, but man our pass rush and run d are brutally bad. We get pushed back at the point of contact. The only way we get pressure is to blitz an LB or DB. Need to see someone other than Justin Jones take a big step. Speaking of Justin Jones, he’s been a menace in the run game, need him to step up in the pass rush though.
The entire receiver room. No one gets separation. No one bails out the QB with a nice catch. Where is Chase Claypool? Where is Velus Jones Jr. ? Where is N’Keal Harry? You invested a 2nd, 3rd and 6th round draft pick into those guys and Velus and Harry were healthy scratches. I’m sick of EQ, yes he blocks well, but he runs bad routes and has stone hands. I’d like to see the Bears come out next Sunday with the WR room looking different. Mooney, Claypool, Pringle, Velus, Harry, and Pettis should all be activated and involved in the offense this week.