The Chicago Bears were hoping this season they would not be a disaster.
But that has not been the case.
The Bears were the worst team in the NFL last season and they do not appear much better this year.
Most of their issues are on the offensive side of the ball.
Quarterback Justin Fields was expected to leap forward this year, yet he may have gotten worse.
Fields has struggled mightily in the first two games and the offensive playbook is part of the issue.
Every offensive play-caller should build around what their quarterback does best.
For Fields, that is running the ball.
But the Bears have not called many designated runs this season and it is hurting their offense.
According to NFL Insider Jeremy Fowler of ESPN via Dov Kleiman, the Bears are “hopeful” they are closer to fixing their offensive issues.
The team spent more hours this week into improve their 26th ranked offense, per the report.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 23, 2023
Fields commented earlier in the week that he feels “robotic” in the offense.
He is not throwing the ball with confidence this year, and that is part of the reason why the Bears have struggled.
Averaging 18.5 points per game is not going to get it done.
The Bears need to be much more explosive and put Fields in a position to succeed.
It will be interesting to see what their offense looks like in Week 3.
They are in Kansas City facing the defending champion Chiefs.
It is not a good spot for the Bears to be in, facing long odds to win the game.
But even in a loss, they can build confidence that they can compete with the best.
This is a big game for the Bears on Sunday that can influence the rest of their season.NEXT: Analyst Says Justin Fields Will Have A Lot At Stake Against The Chiefs