Bears special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers must be shifting uncomfortably in his seat. It has to be getting a little bit hot by now.
For the third time this season, the Bears’ special teams units have allowed a touchdown return, as the Minnesota Vikings scored on a 65-yard punt return in Sunday’s action.
On top of that, kick returner Marc Mariani muffed a pair of punts and has been pretty much stifled throughout the season.
Rodgers has to be afforded a little bit of leeway given the roster shuffling that has gone on as the Bears try to find the right pieces to fit the direction the organization wants to go. But where the line is drawn between lack of continuity and coaching breakdown is unclear, and it’ll be interesting to see what length of leash the Bears give him.