“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” Bruce Lee. Week 4 this year raised expectations and Chicago’s home game was an offensive tour de force, brought you by the mind of Head Coach Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky scoring 6 touchdowns. Tampa had to utilize an inexperienced back line and was exposed at Chicago. Week 6 Miami has better secondary, led by Rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick and the secondary is leading the league with 10 interceptions. Their D coordinator Matt Burke showed more of a willingness to blitz week 5 against Cincinnati although he stated “That was more of a situational increase and not a change in philosophy and stated he may not continue against the Bears”. A statement I find hard to believe for the fact that if he thought that was working against Andy Dalton, why not Mitchell Trubisky? Trubisky is more mobile than Dalton and will make you pay, if the D does not maintain its gaps!
Matt Nagy will have to scheme against the Dolphins’ stunts and inside twist. Going back to week 4 and the Patriots use of screens, utilizing Sony Michel against Miami will certainly be a go to. This week may offer the first full in-game view of second rd talent at guard James Daniels? Left Guard Eric Kush has been held out of practice with “stingers”; will this allow James Daniels his first NFL start? The bye week and Daniels playing against Tampa may have been foreshadowing by O-Line coordinator Harry Hiestand? Look for Jordan Howard to get 20+ carries, 5+catches and Tarik Cohen to continue his versatile ability the Bears showed week 4 versus Tampa. The Tight Ends minus Burton have been silent so far and maybe this week the Coaches get them more involved?
Albert Wilson, Miami’s wide out, seems to be boastful about his chances challenging the Bears D. Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos are waiting in the middle, Albert. Kenyan Drake is a good player; he can be a weapon with the run and in passing situations. Ryan Tannehill is mobile and may offer some challenges, if giving a little time throwing to Tight End Mike Gesicki or Kenny Stills. That was my best optimistic view for Miami’s offense. The simple fact is that O-Line for the Dolphins is hurting! The 2018 Bears defense is going to make Ryan Tannehill start looking for David Fales or Brock Osweiller to share some of those lumps! Pressure, tackling and overall Vic Fangio game plan should be the deciding difference.
The Dolphins Defense can play and Mitchell Trubisky needs to avoid the early turnovers. Special Teams will be on display for both teams and field position is always a factor. Can the Bears take advantage of the early bye-week and the healthiest week 6 roster in recent memory? Chicago has so many positive things going for them, and week 6 can be just another stepping stone for this roster to continue to improve. Every week in the NFL is a challenge and Miami is wanting to stop the momentum train. Now for the fans at the game and all the ones around the country it’s time. “GET ON YOUR FEET AND MAKE IT HAPPEN” The Bears 2018 SACK
MACHINE invades South Beach, the Early Vacation is OVER!