Chase Claypool’s vocal frustration with the coaching staff was again a subplot in Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the Broncos when the Bears designated the wide receiver as a healthy scratch and was asked by the organization not to attend the game.
While his comments were not the reason he was a healthy scratch, they were still controversial enough to raise questions as to whether or not the wide receiver crossed a line in voicing his displeasure with his usage.
“It’s a thin line,” teammate DJ Moore told “Mully & Haugh” on Monday morning. “Everybody wants to speak their mind, but at the same time there’s a business aspect behind it.
“At the same time, you gotta produce to be able to speak your mind and do certain things. [I’m] not saying Chase can’t do that, but it’s like certain times where you can and who you should talk to.”
There was also some discrepancy as to whose decision it was for Claypool to not attend the game.
Head coach Matt Eberflus told reporters in his postgame press conference it was Claypool’s decision, but the team later clarified that the organization asked him to stay home.
Regardless, Moore believes that Claypool and the Bears will get through this latest hiccup.
“I’m not concerned.,” he said. “I talk to Chase we talk a lot. We’re gonna figure out what’s happening and go from there. I know Chase is ready to get back on the field and provide any way that he can.”