The offensive line of the Chicago Bears has bounced back after a rough first two weeks of the season to play better as a group. It was rough situation for them as they altered two places on their line before week one of the regular season. As their familiarity with each other grew, their pass protection and stunt awareness got better, and their zone blocking in the running game also improved.
But these last six weeks of continuity may take a hit because it is expected that starting left guard Josh Sitton, who injured his ankle at the tail end if the game on Sunday, will miss some time according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
If Sitton can’t go on the short week against his former team, the Green Bay Packers this Thursday, it will either be Ted Larsen or Eric Kush filling in. Larsen was lining up at center for much of preseason, but he has plenty of experience at guard in his seven years as a pro. Kush was a late addition to the Bears after being waived by the Rams and he has appeared in 10 games with one start since 2013.
Whichever direction the Bears decide to go, it will be an obvious downgrade from the Pro Bowler Sitton.