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Stock up, stock down: Bears-Browns debacle

After another awful offensive performance, it’s probably obvious where the blame is going

NFL: SEP 26 Bears at Browns Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What’s left to really say about this game? It was as awful and ugly and bad as we’ve seen, but with the franchise’s shiny new quarterback.

Of all the awful quarterbacks I’ve watched in my time following the Bears; Henry Burris, Craig Krenzel, Chad Hutchinson, Jonathan Quinn, Todd Collins, Matt Barkley, Jimmy Clausen, they all at least managed to throw for more than one net yard passing.

Sunday’s was a new low and felt like the final shift of faith in Matt Nagy as the head coach.

The Bears are lucky that their next opponent is the Detroit Lions, but then again, that doesn’t make it easy, because the Lions have been playing hard and giving their opponents games.

All right let’s get back to the crapfest that was Sunday’s game.

Stock up

David Montgomery, RB - The guy had 46 of Chicago’s 47 total yards of offense, that alone earns him a place on the up list.

Jaylon Johnson, CB - Once again he played very well, getting his hands on a would-be interception that there just wasn’t room to come down with. He is a bright spot in every game, week in and week out.

Robert Quinn, OLB - Quinn has surpassed his 2020 production in just three games and appears to be a real, true contributor for the Bears’ defense. This is a very welcome development, now if everything else could get fixed.

Stock down

Matt Nagy - Other than Ryan Pace, who is most to blame for this train wreck? This is Nagy’s scheme, his system, his playcalling and these are the results we’re seeing again and again and again.

Jimmy Graham, TE - I don’t have much use for Jimmy Graham, especially if he’s only going to play single digit snaps and then like tweets that mention the offensive futility. Maybe he is trying to send a message that he deserves more playing time, but I think anyone who has seen him play would know that that’s got to be a joke.

Offensive line - I couldn’t even try to single out one guy, they were all horrific at times, most of the time. James Daniels got pushed around, Jason Peters finally looked like a 39-year-old and Germain Ifedi looked like what a lot of Bears fans think he actually is. This was easily the worst offensive line performance I can remember watching since that 2010 New York Giants game.

Sound off: Who did I miss? Who would you have on the list?