5 questions with the Bears camp ahead of Panthers’ Week 6 clash

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Carolina Panthers vs Bears: 5 questions from behind enemy lines

How surprised have you been by the Bears start?

Honestly, I am not surprised by the team’s record.

That said, I expected the offense to be more fluid and consistent. The Chicago Bears defense was upgraded in 2020 with the addition of Robert Quinn and Jaylon Johnson.  I thought Quinn would have made a bigger impact at this point and I did not expect Johnson to have been this good this quickly.

Losing Tarik Cohen is trouble, but losing James Daniels is the bigger blow. I predicted them to be 4-1 at this point in the season, but the Bears are a weaker 4-1 team than I expected.

Did the Bears make the right call benching Mitchell Trubisky?

At the time I thought the decision was a complete overreaction by Matt Nagy. I am a big Mitch Trubisky stan and honestly think he’s better than most give him credit for.

That said, his time here in Chicago has run its course, and moving to Nick Foles was the right call.

Foles’ ability to manage and run the offense is of bigger importance to Nagy than the athleticism and ability to make an unscripted play by Trubisky.

All of this said I believe Trubisky will find his way into a starting role on another team before his career is over. If he finds the right system he could see his career rebound similarly to Ryan Tannehill.