Despite his disappointment, Bears receiver Devin Aromashodu isn't going to let pressure overwhelm him.
"We don't want to put too much pressure on ourselves because when you're walking on eggshells, you really can't play well," he said. "You still got to go out there and let it loose and do your best. I mean, you're not going to be perfect every play. That's something they have to understand. I mean, as coaches, they're not going to make the right call every play.
"We just have to learn from our mistakes and try to do our best."
Aromashodu isn't sure what he can work on to get back on the field -- he was deactivated for Monday's game against the Green Bay Packers -- and he hasn't been given an explanation by receivers coach Darryl Drake or offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
"We've talked, briefly, but not as far as a reason why I didn't play," the receiver said. "But, obviously they saw something that I didn't do that other players brought."
But he knows he'll get a chance at some point.
"I just got to keep working," he said.
"I know I'm capable of doing it, so it's always good to have the confidence. I know I will get a chance, whether it's this week or whether it's Week 10. I just have to be ready.
and I'll eventually get my chance, like last year."
Meanwhile, Aromashodu said he was getting used to playing in the slot, although Martz said that the receiver isn't comfortable in that role.
"I mean, I like to play outside receiver, but I was playing the slot, and I kind of got used to playing it. Outside receiver, I like it. But I got used to playing slot receiver," Aromashodu said.