Tony Gonzalez disses Bears, Commanders: NFL's 'freshman teams'

By , Audacy Sports

Thursday Night Football once again featured a pair of teams with losing records in Week 6, and Hall of Famer turned analyst Tony Gonzalez didn't mince words in his assessment of the struggling franchises.

After dubbing the Commanders and Bears as the "JV teams of the NFL" during Amazon Prime Video's pregame show, Gonzalez doubled down with an even harsher assessment during halftime after a lackluster first half.

"I need to take that back," Gonzalez said of his original "JV" dig. "These are the freshman teams."

Washington held a slim 3-0 lead at halftime.

The Bears had at least two golden scoring opportunities in the first half, twice marching the ball deep into Commanders territory before those drives fizzled.

On the first, Chicago quarterback Justin Fields threw an interception that bounced high in the air off the helmet of Commanders defensive tackle Efe Obada before it came down in the arms of Jonathan Allen.

The second scoring chance ended with Washington's defensive front stuffing Bears running back Khalil Herbert on fourth down at the one-yard line.

While the Bears did manage at least a couple explosive offensive plays during the game -- including a 64-yard jaunt by Herbert, and a sweet 40-yard passing strike from Fields to wide receiver Dante Pettis -- Gonzalez, the former Chiefs and Falcons standout, had apparently seen enough by game's end to declare that the Bears weren't properly tapping the talents of their second-year quarterback.

For Thursday Night Football, now in its first season airing on Prime Video, the sleepy affair marked the second in a row after the Colts-Broncos debacle in Week 5.

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