(Audacy) Bears receiver DJ Moore is holding onto optimism amid the team's woeful start, but he knows the problems have to be addressed – and quickly.
Chicago fell to 0-3 after getting smacked 41-10 by Kansas City on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bears weren’t exactly expected to be world-beaters this season, but they’re off to a truly miserable start and have lost each game by double-digits.
The Bears' poor play has come amid off-the-field distractions too, headlined by the cryptic departure of defensive coordinator Alan Williams, who resigned due to inappropriate activity, according to reports.
“I wouldn’t say (we were) a distracted team, I can’t really tell you if we really executed as best as we can on both sides of the ball," Moore said Monday in his weekly appearance on the Mully & Haugh Show. "But some things have got to get changed, and they’ve got to get changed fast.”
The good news for the Bears is they’re facing a team in Week 4 that’s in an almost equally dire place, the Denver Broncos.
After Denver canned head coach Nathaniel Hackett last offseason, his replacement, Sean Payton, has fared no better. The Broncos also sit at 0-3 and will roll into Soldier Field next Sunday coming off an embarrassing 70-20 loss at the hands of the Miami Dolphins in which they surrendered 726 yards.
If the Bears can get it right, Moore is hopeful the wins will start snowballing.
"Everybody is chasing that first win," Moore said. "Once you get that first win, shoot, they start rolling in. Once you start losing, they start piling on and that can be a downer. But once you get that first win, everybody's confidence goes through the roof. So, I don't want to say losing confidence, but the confidence in just getting that first win is a major key."