Ross Tucker is a former NFL offensive lineman. He played several years across the league, including with the New England Patriots during their early dynasty. The man has a trained eye for what good teams are supposed to look like. That is why he came down hard on the Chicago Bears before the season began. He felt they had arguably the worst offensive supporting cast in football around Justin Fields, especially on the offensive line.
Two weeks into the season, it appears his stance has changed. Tucker went on Mully & Haugh for 670 The Score. He explained that his eyes were opened Sunday night by the Bears offense, but not in the way people think. Most saw Fields struggling. He saw the offensive line as the aggressors, playing physically and working to help teammates up after plays. To him, that speaks to a well-coached group, and the team’s mindset has shifted.
The Chicago Bears may finally be in good hands.
Yes, the game on Sunday night didn’t go as planned. The offense couldn’t stay on the field for too much of the first half, and the Packers took advantage. However, the running game bulldozed to 180 yards, and the pass protection wasn’t terrible. Most of the issues were about execution. For once, it wasn’t about guys getting pushed around. The Bears matched that intensity. Green Bay just made fewer mistakes.
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Tucker seemed to think such issues can be worked through with more time. It’s a new offense. Guys haven’t fully grasped it yet. The Chicago Bears finally have a coaching staff that knows what it’s doing. They have a plan and an identity they’re trying to establish. If they can continue to run the ball as they have thus far, teams won’t want to play them. Intimidation can go a long way in this league. It breeds confidence, and with confidence comes better performance.
It is interesting to hear this from somebody that was so convinced the Bears would be terrible. Maybe there is hope that they’ll be better than anybody expected.