We mentioned this morning that changes were coming to the Bears starting lineup.
We knew the offensive line was getting a shakeup, and suggested perhaps one of the team’s veterans starting safeties would be benched. It turns out both safeties will be benched.
Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that Brandon Meriweather and Chris Harris are both expected to sit in favor of rookie Chris Conte and Major Wright for Sunday night’s game against the Vikings.
Harris didn’t seem ready upon his return from a hamstring injury. He’s seen as a team leader that some media talked up for a possible extension, but he struggled Monday night against Detroit. Meriweather seems to be struggling with the same problems he had in New England, too often missing tackles and giving up big plays.
The Bears have used five different starting safety combinations in six games. It’s been a revolving door position in Chicago for years.
At some point, you wonder if it’s really the players who are at fault here.