The Chicago Bears brought in star wide receiver DJ Moore this offseason to be a key factor in their offense. Through two games, that has not exactly been the case. And it now seems like Moore is already beginning to become frustrated with how the team is using him.
A viral video emerged on social media showing Moore talking to Buccaneers star linebacker Devin White during their Week 2 matchup. And White mentioned that the Bears were not using Moore right to begin the season.
“I miss tackling you go-go gadget,” White told Moore last Sunday in a video shared by Ari Meirov of The 33rd Team. “They ain’t using you right!”
Devin White to #Bears WR DJ Moore on Sunday: “They ain’t using you right.”
Moore: “Oh, tell me about it.”
White and Moore were in the same division for four years.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 21, 2023
Moore responded to White, largely agreeing with White’s comment on how the Bears are using him.
“Oh, tell me about it,” Moore appeared to say in response to White.
To be fair to Moore, he certainly had a fair gripe after the Bears Week 1 game against the Green Bay Packers. In that matchup, Moore only received two targets from Bears quarterback Justin Fields, catching both of them for 25 yards in a blowout loss.
Regardless, fans took notice of Moore’s frustration and offered their opinion on social media.
This is two games into his Chicago tenure whew
— Football Analysis (@FBallAnalysisYT) September 21, 2023
Yeah u knew this was coming but only after 2 gms???
— Van (@vanman_1000) September 21, 2023
Chicago is a dumpster fire right now sheesh
— T.D.R (@TheDailyRaven) September 21, 2023
Oof. And this is his first year there. He is JF1's primary target but they have to open up the playbook
— Cory (@Cory_Hays407) September 21, 2023
Bears are finished 💀💀💀
— BC (@BC_LUFC) September 21, 2023
Being a Chicago Bear will ruin your career.
— KC 𓂀 (@KCurtis89) September 21, 2023
White used to face off against Moore two times each season when Moore was a member of the Carolina Panthers. So if anyone knows how effective Moore can be in the right situation, it is Devin White.
It is worth noting that Moore did actually have a good game individually against the Buccaneers, recording six catches for 104 receiving yards in the game. However, his solid performance was not enough to come away with the win, as the team dropped to 0-2 on the year after losing to Tampa Bay.
Moore further hinted at frustration with the Bears coaching staff when addressing the struggles of Justin Fields early on in the season. He said on Thursday that everyone has a job to do, and that starts with the coaches and trickles down to the players.
“He might’ve been speaking his mind. I don’t know. But at the end of the day, we still got a job to do, from the top down with the coaches to us. We ain’t robots and we’re going to go out and play the game we’ve been playing since we were kids and make it that way the best way we can.”
DJ Moore on Justin Fields' assessment of looking 'robotic' and the hopes to play more freely: "He might've been speaking his mind. I don't know. But at the end of the day, we still got a job to do, from the top down with the coaches to us. We ain't robots and we're going to go…
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) September 21, 2023
It’s obviously not great to have Moore frustrated with the team already just two games into his tenure in Chicago, especially since is under contract with them through the 2025 season.