Last week, the Chicago Bears were coming off a hard fought game, a game they lost, but it was the ‘hard fought’ part that was kind of impressive around the league. They hung with the defending NFC Champs and actually gave the fans some hope. It wasn’t much, but for a fanbase that’s struggling to find something to get excited about, it was a start.
But then on Sunday in the warm Tampa sun, the Bears we’re smoked by a team not nearly as talented as the one they hung with last week. I would imagine the power rankers weren't kind to the Bears this week.
Let’s take a journey around the interwebs to see just how they view the Bears.
Spoiler Alert: 1) It’s not that good, and 2) The national narrative is starting to jump on the Trubisky train.
SB Nation dropped the Bears one spot, to 28th.
Here’s how our sister site, Bleeding Green Nation, has it this week.
30 - Chicago Bears (LW: 29) - Chicago isn’t going to go far with Mike Glennon at quarterback. They don’t want to rush Mitch Trubisky, but he’s probably their best hope.
NFL.com has the Bears holding steady at 28th overall, and here’s what they had to say about the team.
It might be Trubisky time. The numbers for Mike Glennon from Sunday looked so-so if you focus on the completions and passing yards, yet much of his production came when that game was far from in doubt. The ground attack made up for Glennon's deficiencies by averaging 3 feet per carry. Feet. While Kendall Wright might be the most targeted wideout in this offense (gulp), look for rookie Tarik Cohen to receive more and more work -- he posted eight catches against the Bucs.
ESPN tried to stay positive in their spin this week, and they even managed to move the Bears up one spot, from 28 to 27.
The good news for Chicago is that Mitchell Trubisky doesn't have to deal with the Bears' issues with dropped passes (league-leading seven) or Jordan Howard's slow start (2.7 yards per rush). He can continue to learn from the bench while the Bears develop and get healthy.
Pro Football Talk has it looking like this.
27. Bears (0-2; No. 23): Two games left, at most, before Mitchell Trubisky makes his debut.
The Washington Post is holding the Bears steady at 29.
The calls for a switch to rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky are beginning. It serves to underscore just how disjointed the Bears’ offseason plan for dealing with their QB situation was, first handing out a big contract to Mike Glennon in free agency and then trading up to draft Trubisky second overall. Sure, it might be time to turn to Trubisky. But does that mean casting aside Glennon so quickly and, in effect, admitting that his contract was a major mistake? It’s not a good situation but it is one of the Bears’ own doing.
CBS Sports has the Bears still at 29th.
Why don't they just play Mitchell Trubisky? It's clear they aren't going anywhere.
Yahoo is dropping the Bears down one spot to 28th.
The Bears weren’t good to begin with, and now injuries are really piling up. Their top two receivers are on IR. They have four guards hurt. Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman suffered a season-injury in Week 1 and his replacement Nick Kwiatkoski probably suffered a season-ending injury too. Running back Jordan Howard has an injured shoulder. They can’t overcome all that.
Speaking of the injuries piling up...
What are your thoughts on the power rankings this week?