Why isn’t kush starting
There could be a couple of reasons. For one it’s easy for people to forget that he’s been dealing with a neck injury. He tried to play through it a few weeks ago but it was clearly bothering him. Such things are a problem for offensive linemen because of how often the neck can become jacked up from defensive linemen driving their hands under the chin for leverage.
Then there’s the fact that Bryan Witzmann was signed. He had prior experience in this offense when he arrived, starting 12 games for the Chiefs last year. Nagy seems to trust him and he’s healthy. He hasn’t been overly great but he’s done his job for the most part since taking over at right guard. That’s why Kush remains out.
Do you think the Bears offense will have a similar performance of what they did to the Lions last time?
With the chances of Trubisky being out this time, I have doubts. If he’s out, and it’s starting to swing that way, I expect the Bears to run a more ground-oriented attack behind Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. Chase Daniel will look to run an efficient passing game meant to move the chains and sustain drives, keeping the defense as rested as possible.
It will be the defense that dictates this rematch. Detroit’s offense is banged up in a big way. Running back Kerryon Johnson is already out with a knee injury and their best wide receiver Marvin Jones seems doubtful with a knee problem of his own. That just leaves Kenny Golladay as their primary weapon. If the Bears can control him, they have a good chance to win.