It’s a short week for us fans as the Bears get set to play what may just be the biggest remaining game on their schedule — whether you’re a fan cheering for Bears draft position or simply a fan cheering for the Bears, Chicago has a chance to all but lock in a Top 2 Pick in the 2024 NFL Draft with a win over a bad Carolina Panthers team that plays nothing but tough teams (and Green Bay) down the stretch.
But we’ll get to Thursday soon — first, let’s take a look back at what the tape said about Sunday’s offensive showing. My observations (along with associated cut-ups) are listed below:
Sections today are:
- Discussion of each of the 5 major Offensive Linemen
- Talking through some of the ‘gross’ within the Bears’ offense
- Where Bagent won, where Bagent lost, what I’d like to see from Bagent on Thursday
- A quick Cole Kmet mention
Teven Jenkins played phenomenally
Nobody in a Bears uniform plays with the natural nastiness that Teven Jenkins does, especially when run-blocking. #76 finished run after run against New Orleans and looked like a down-in and down-out leader as he did.
He had a great day in pass protection as well. If he can stay healthy for the rest of the year, I’d hope Ryan Poles explores an offseason extension.
Teven Jenkins has it, man.
If he can stay healthy for the rest of the season, I wonder if an extension makes sense for both parties. Plenty of risk involved, but play like this will turn heads. pic.twitter.com/Z30ihbWjlx
— Robert Schmitz (@robertkschmitz) November 6, 2023
Here’s another look at Teven mauling open a run lane later in the game…
If you like run block tape, you've come to the right place — the Saints offer Darnell Wright & Teven Jenkins a wide front vs Outside Zone and the two #Bears create a gash on the ground.
The right side came to PLAY on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/ddzN8Pj7e4
— Robert Schmitz (@robertkschmitz) November 7, 2023