It’s desperation time in Chicago.
“We’re not pleased with some of the performances we’ve gotten,” coach Lovie Smith. “I, of course, never talk about changes we’re going to make, especially before we hit the practice field and we talk to the guys.”
CSNChicago.com’s John Mullin writes that the Bears will shake up their lineup this week. Right tackle Frank Omiyale is out for good. Lance Louis will replace him in the starting lineup.
Other possible moves could come at safety (surprise) and on the defensive line. Second round pick Stephen Paea hasn’t been active at all this year. Rookie Chris Conte could potentially get on the field more at safety, where Brandon Meriweather and Chris Harris both struggled Sunday night.
Jay Cutler is also hoping for a play-calling shift. He’d like more plays that got the ball out of his hand faster. That sounds so sensible, we doubt it will happen.