1. The running backs need holes to run through up front
The ball carriers do deserve some of the blame, though, especially in pass protection because none of them blocked very well when the Chargers threw some of their blitz packages at Cutler, No. 2 Caleb Hanie and No. 3 Dan LeFevour.
2. Peppers isn't going to ramp up the pass rush by himself
Peppers only appeared to be in the vicinity of the passer on two occasions, and that was when San Diego was throwing a screen pass to his side and allowed him to get a little deeper in the backfield to clear that area of the field.
3. Aromashodu is the receiver you want on your fantasy team
Devin Hester and Johnny Knox may be the starters, and they have done nothing to lose their jobs atop the depth chart, but the flexibility Aromashodu has to play all three wideout positions and the way he provides a big target in the red zone makes him a good bet to be the best Bears receiver in fantasy this year.
4. Both of the safety positions are still a major concern on D
Fortunately, Wright was playing great before being forced to leave with a finger injury, so assuming it's minor and he'll be back to normal quickly, he needs to be out there as much as possible and save what has been a struggling unit for years.
5. LeFevour was a waste of a draft pick this past April
The Bears didn't need a QB in April's draft and, therefore, shouldn't have taken one, regardless of the supposed value LeFevour represented in Round 6 – not once during rookie minicamp, veteran minicamp, OTAs, training camp or the preseason opener has he resembled an NFL passer.
Agree? Disagree? Let your voice be heard on our message board RIGHT HERE.
John Crist is the Publisher of BearReport.com, a Heisman Trophy voter and a member of the Professional Football Writers of America. To read him every day, visit BearReport.com and become a Chicago Bears insider.
What We Learned: Bears vs. Chargers
Bear Report Top Stories
Combine Research: Defensive Tackles (Part 2)Whose ugly recruiting story played out nationally? Who was a hero after Hurricane Katrina? Who is the "Renaissance Man" of the group? Who was part of a horrific accident? Those…
Packer Report1:52 PM
Combine Research: Defensive Tackles (Part 1)Which standout comes from a family full of walk-ons? Who is lucky to be alive after being targeted in a drive-by shooting? Who couldn't walk while in high school? Those answers and…
Packer Report1:29 PM
Combine Research: Offensive Tackles (Part 2)Who was a 235-pound walk-on linebacker? Who opted to become a welder? Whose father was an ambassador to Austria? Those answers and more as we get to know the top offensive tackles.
Packer ReportYesterday at 8:02 PM
Combine Research: Offensive Tackles (Part 1)Which big man wants to be a big star? Who was rescued by his lacrosse coach? Who played tight end as a junior? Those answers and more as we get to know the top offensive tackles.
Packer ReportYesterday at 7:42 PM