This awful and disappointing Bears season is about to come to an end. Thankfully given the disparity between where we started in week one and where we’re at now.
The season has been a nightmare and that came to fruition Sunday night as NBC’s prime time crew did their best to try (not convincingly) to compliment Mitch Trubisky but while also continuing to inflate Patrick Mahomes, who trolled by subtly counting to his draft position.
It was all just as bad as our worse fears and made worse by an offense that couldn’t get out of its own way and managed just three points.
Let’s get to it.
Mitchell Trubisky, QB - I tweeted last night that I thought last night’s game was the nail in Trubisky’s coffin. But that’s probably not true. I didn’t think there would still be people out defending him Monday and I do realize he will be back next year. I just don’t think anything is going to be handed to him. He’s going to face stiff competition.
Javon Wims, WR - Wims had a rough night. His quarterback didn’t always help him but there were at least two catchable balls that Wims dropped. With Gabriel out it again, it was a big chance for Wims to show that he deserves a regular role next season. He did not do that.
Matt Nagy, coach - It’s really a chicken/egg theory here. You either believe that the quarterback is restricting the coach’s playbook and thus making him look like a worse playcaller or that the head coach is a bad playcaller and therefore making his quarterback struggle. Whichever side you fall on, you have to admit that the game plan was awful and executed poorly.
Khalil Mack, OLB - Mack showed up big this week, notching a sack, a TFL, a QB hit and four tackles. After several quiet weeks and a lot of criticism, he managed to show up big on the stat sheet.
David Montgomery, RB - I was hard on Montgomery last week but he was much improved this week, hitting the lane when it was there and fighting for yards. He had his highest yards per carry since Thanksgiving against Detroit.
Eddie Piñiero, K - He scored the team’s only points, so that deserves a spot on the up list.
Who is up and down in your book?