(CBS) Following their season-opening loss to the Texans, the Bears returned to Halas Hall and went to the film room.
It was there they realized what they had to clean up, which running back Jeremy Langford spoke of during a visit on the Spiegel & Goff Show on Wednesday.
“As an offensive line and a offensive unit, we got to communicate better and play with each other longer in practice,” Langford said.
Now in his second NFL season and first as the Bears’ full-time starter at running back, Langford faces more of a burden in his role.
Week 1 for Langford brought a mixed bag, with 17 rushes for 57 yards but also the season’s first touchdown on a one-yard run in the first quarter.
“I feel like I left yards on the field,” Langford said. “Maybe that one big play, I break a couple more yards and then get the offense, the offensive line more excited and get some momentum my way.”
Langford’s longest run of the day, a 15-yard gain, was the one he felt could’ve brought more yards.
The Bears’ offense sputtered in the second half, failing to score a point and allowing the Texans to rally.
After Wednesday’s off day, the Bears begin their preparation for the Eagles on Monday night. Langford is looking ahead already after an opener that left more to be desired.
“It felt good being back out there with the team,” he said, “and competing against somebody different.”