Roquan Smith appears at Bears’ facility, no word on why he didn’t play

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There’s still no word on why Bears linebacker Roquan Smith didn’t play on Sunday, but whatever the reason, it’s not keeping him away from the team altogether.

Smith was at the Bears’ facility today and even briefly appeared in the locker room while media were present before the team’s PR staff sent him out, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bears players wouldn’t give reporters any information when asked about the situation surrounding Smith, who missed Sunday’s game with what the team has described as personal reasons. Smith was not injured, and the decision not to play him was made just a couple hours before the game.

The Bears play the Raiders on Sunday in London. There’s no word on whether Smith will make the trip.

19 responses to “Roquan Smith appears at Bears’ facility, no word on why he didn’t play

  1. Lol at all the reporters sticking their beaks in trying to get his teammates to gossip about him.

  2. If they say it’s a personal reason then it’s prob personal enough for them not to tell you! Look I’m no Bears fan but I just accept such answers because Players are people too! Unless there’s a player history, or a team too often gives such answers, “personal reasons” is reason enough.

  3. i thought it was a drunk driving accident of some kind? maybe that was a joke or some kind of rumor

  4. ”Patrick says:
    October 1, 2019 at 7:49 pm
    Lol at all the reporters sticking their beaks in trying to get his teammates to gossip about him.“

    Isn’t that their job? Probably why you read the article

  5. I get the “it’s personal” defense, and the truth is, the NFL is a big time PUBLIC SHOWCASE, so that dog does not really hunt. If it is an illness, either mental or physical, just let people know, in the absence of information people will make stuff up, and in the environment it is, with very little real leadership, ie Pace and Nagy, there are few adults present, it just keeps getting weirder.

  6. intrafinesse says:
    October 1, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    How did the Bears defence (outside of Mack) get so good?

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    I assume this is a legit question from someone that isn’t familiar with the NFL. I assume this by your spelling of the word “defence” and that you probably live in the UK.

    The Bears defense is good because of three main reasons:

    1. Multiple year consecutive solid draft picks: Kyle Fuller, Leonard Floyd, Eddie Goldman, Eddie Jackson, Bilal Nichols, Roquan Smith.

    2. Key free agency signings: Danny Trevethan, Aikem Hicks and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    3. Top defensive coordination: Vic Fangio and Chuck Pagano

    Lots of trolls tried to claim Fangio taking the Denver head coach job would significantly effect the Bear’s defensive performance. So far they (pft trolls) have been humiliated by Pagano’s defensive play calling this year as the Bears defense remains one of the top in the NFL today.

  7. intrafinesse says:
    October 1, 2019 at 8:42 pm
    How did the Bears defence (outside of Mack) get so good?
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    John Fox has always been a defense first type of coach. Couple that with a solid defensive coordinator in Vic Fangio and it’s pretty simple. They were going to be a top 10 defense last year before they traded for Khalil Mack. Mack turned what was probably going to be a bottom 16 team into a playoff caliber team.

  8. They didn’t need him against Minnesota and they won’t need him against Oakland. You should probably focus on how to stop Khalil Mack more than worry about whether Roquan plays, because Khalil has a bone to pick with Mr. Gruden.

  9. To add to Black and Blue’s post above:

    4) Bears have great defensive depth – Roy Roberton-Harris, Nick Kwiatkoski, Nick Williams, etc..

    5) Mack was the cherry on top!

  10. I am not a Bears fan, but no defensive player affects the game more than Mack. Not even Donald. He obviously puts up stats, but he makes those plays at the most important times of the game. I see Donald as a guy who gets a lot of sacks but he’s not the defensive play-maker that Mack is.

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