Lombardi: Too Many Days Off During Bye Week

Detailed view of a Super Bowl winners ring prior to the NFL International Series match between Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Detailed view of a Super Bowl winners ring prior to the NFL International Series match between Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) With the Bears on their bye week, Michael Lombardi of NFL Network joined The Mully and Hanley Show to discuss how the new rules formatting the bye week will affect Chicago.

With the new rules in the NFL, players will now receive four consecutive days off during their bye week — something Lombardi believes will ultimately be a negative factor.

“Teams are 3-9 coming off the bye week which is not typical,” Lombardi said. “Typically, you’d like to work on some of the area where (you’ve had trouble). The Bears, for example, have had trouble tackling from the safety position. They’ve had trouble giving up big runs. You’d like to work on those areas in your time. To me, the biggest concern is you give players four consecutive days off. And as we know, when you give players four consecutive days off during the season, it’s never really good.”

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