In their press release for Sunday night’s nationally televised season opener at Green Bay against the Packers, the Bears list their starting cornerbacks as Trumaine McBride and Nate Vasher on the “unofficial depth chart.”
Good thing it’s “unofficial,” because if the Bears are forced to line up with McBride and Vasher covering Greg Jennings and Donald Driver all night they’ll lose by 4 touchdowns.
It’s too much to expect Charles Tillman to play in this game since he practiced on Monday for the first time this season. But Zack Bowman claims to be 100 percent recovered from the hamstring injury that sidelined him for three weeks during training camp and in the preseason.
If Bowman’s healthy, he better be in the starting lineup because he’s bigger, better, faster and tougher than McBride or Vasher. If Bowman seriously aggravated the injury in the preseason finale – he left after feeling tightness in the hamstring -- Corey Graham should be in the starting lineup. Unless the Bears just want to get the Packers overconfident for the next time they meet, at Soldier Field on Dec. 13.