Tarik Cohen still officially touched the ball 17 times Sunday in the Bears' 29-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but accounted for just 78 total yards.
“I think they noticed him,” Bears quarterback Mike Glennon said of the Bucs' defensive strategy against Cohen. “There was one time where there was a nickel matched up on him, where last week it might have been a linebacker. There was even one play where Brent Grimes was on him. We will see how teams handle him going forward.”
Playing from behind probably didn't help either because the Bears said they couldn't run their full offense. But the good news is 17 touches for a running back is a very nice number to consider when it comes time to fill out your lineup for Week 3. Cohen, of course, was one of Week 1's top free agent pickups.