The Chicago Bears have been hoping to take at the least one step ahead this season after they went 3-14 in 2022, which was the NFL’s worst file.
Their 2023 marketing campaign is off to a poor begin after they misplaced, 38-20, to their bitter NFC North rivals, the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
Losses are inevitable and maybe even acceptable for a Bears workforce that doesn’t have a number of expertise and has a quarterback in Justin Fields who nonetheless has lots to show.
However a scarcity of effort is completely unacceptable.
On Twitter, Dov Kleiman posted a video of Chicago extensive receiver Chase Claypool apparently loafing by means of the loss to Inexperienced Bay, and never surprisingly, Claypool had zero catches.
#Bears WR Chase Claypool was “sleep strolling” all through the #Packers sport, this is a video displaying his complete lack of effort through @mikerenner_pic.twitter.com/SFD1UE4fQhhttps://t.co/hUM53ksP4v
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 11, 2023
Maybe a really gifted workforce might get away with a brief lack of effort from somebody comparable to Claypool, however an underdog squad such because the Bears can’t, particularly in a blue-collar metropolis comparable to Chicago.
Kleiman tweeted earlier this summer time that the Bears weren’t proud of Claypool’s effort throughout the offseason.
“I’ve heard from just a few individuals inside that constructing that he’s not anyone who could be very self-motivated,”
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 16, 2023
Claypool was a second-round draft decide in 2020 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and as a rookie, he confirmed some glimpses of star potential.
He had 873 yards and 9 touchdowns that yr, and he was traded to Chicago halfway by means of final season.
In seven video games with Chicago final yr, he solely managed 14 receptions for 140 yards and 0 touchdowns whereas posting a dismal 48.3 p.c catch price.
The NFC is probably not that deep, but when the Bears are to have any shot at making the playoffs, they’ll want everybody on the roster to scratch and claw as a lot as they’ll.