Coach Matt Eberflis continued to serve as the Bears’ defensive coordinator on Monday, running meetings while Allen Williams sat out for personal reasons.
Linebacker Jack Sanborn said Eberfels’ personality came through Sunday when he called defensive plays for the first time with the Bears.
“Definitely aggressive and knows what he wants,” he said. “Knows that on some plays, some down and distance, ball situations. Can definitely count on him to put us in exactly the position he wants us to be in.”
Bears only have to make tackles. They pressured Baker Mayfield 17 times but didn’t sack him. It was tied for the sixth-most pressures without a sack since the start of last season, according to NFL Next Gen stats.
“You have to get it around the waist,” he said. “So there were a lot of us.”
This and that
• Eberfels didn’t accept that the Bears might have a morale problem entering Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, saying “we’re steadfast, we’re upright and we’re all in this together.”
• Coach praises linebacker. Dylan Cole To help By Rushim Green Blocked field goal. Lined up to the left of the green, Cole knocked. Justin School On the ground, allows Green to slide off the line with his hands up.
The Bears signed Cole, a linebacker, with the intention of him being a strong special teams player. He missed most of training camp and Week 1 with a hamstring injury.
• After playing four snaps at receiver in Week 1, Trent Taylor With Mooney’s injury, he was in the field for 23 runs. Rookie Tyler Scott Only 12 played.
• With running backs D. Onta Foreman unfunctional, Khalil Herbert was on the field for 60% of the snaps; Roshan Johnson 42%