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Poles pleased with Bears' offensive production, excited for Foreman's opportunity 

Chicago Bears take on the Washington Commanders, Thursday, October 5, 2023, in Landover, Maryland.
Chicago Bears take on the Washington Commanders, Thursday, October 5, 2023, in Landover, Maryland.

General manager Ryan Poles spoke with Jeff Joniak Sunday on the Bears pregame radio show on ESPN 1000 AM and 100.3 HD2 FM.

The Bears' offensive performance last Thursday night against the Commanders was what Poles said the team had been "looking for from the beginning."

Between the elevated offensive line play and a record-breaking performance from receiver DJ Moore, Poles was excited for the pieces to come together. Poles added that now "the next step is consistency."

"We were really proud of the way our O-line blocked in terms of the pass protection and certainly in the run game as well," Poles said. "That balance is absolutely critical.

"Then to have DJ have such a big game, that's why he's here – to really enhance our team, enhance our offense, enhance our quarterback and really help Justin take that next step. You can feel that connection and you could feel it in training camp but now that you're seeing it in games, it makes you feel good."

Three Bears running backs – Khalil Herbert, Roschon Johnson and Travis Homer – suffered injuries against Washington and are out for Sunday's contest.

Although running back D'Onta Foreman – who the Bears signed in free agency this year – has played in just one game this season, Poles is confident in the veteran's abilities.

"Really excited for Foreman to get out and run," Poles said. "Those are the situations that were really tough when you're building a roster. I know we wanted him on our team. It was really hard to have him inactive because I know the type of talent he is but there are so many other factors like special teams that go into play. But I knew he would get his chance and now he does and I'm excited to see what he has."

Listen to the full interview below.