I hate to admit it, but I hated it when the Chicago Bears signed Joique Bell. I was obviously very happy to see Bell find another job in the NFL after spending all offseason without a team, but I would have preferred Bell to sign with literally any other of the 30 non-Lions franchises in the league.
Bell was a fan favorite in Detroit because of his underdog story, fun temperament and hometown origins. So when Bell signed with arguably the Lions’ biggest rival just days before their matchup against Detroit, it was tough to swallow.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
How will Joique Bell do against his former team on Sunday?
My answer: The natural reaction for pessimistic Lions fans is to believe that Bell is going to destroy his former team in an attempt to prove to Detroit they made a mistake in cutting him earlier in the year.
However, I don’t think this is too likely. Bell wasn’t on any NFL roster during the offseason and just joined the Bears on Tuesday. He’s probably a little rusty, and I think it is very unlikely Bell enters Sunday as the Bears’ primary running back. Therefore, Bell is only likely to see 5-10 touches against the Lions. Detroit’s defense is bad enough to think that Bell could make the most out of those touches, but I’d be surprised if Joique had anything more than 30-40 yards and maybe a touchdown.