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Wide receiver Devin Aromashodu called the problems more the result of trying to learn a new offense.
"It's just that (with) it being a new offense, everyone is learning," Aromashodu said. "So there might be two people making a mistake on one play instead of there being one person."
The defense also failed escape scrutiny.
"It's the same thing every week: third down," cornerback Zack Bowman said. "That's one thing that really sticks out to us. It's not the third-and-shorts. It's the third-and-longs that we've got to get off the field on. So that's our focus."
The defense has allowed first downs on 21-of-46 preseason third downs (46 percent). It's been a problem area since last regular season when the Bears finished 27th at stopping third downs (41 percent).
"There's no quick fix or anything for it," Smith said. "In the preseason, you look at a lot of different things. In the preseason, we put guys in situations we won't normally do during the regular season.
"We've had a lot of third-and-longs. If we get (offenses) into those third-and-longs during the course of the regular season, we'll be in good shape."
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