Smith said the team's ongoing protection problems aren't the result of any specific detail that he can pinpoint and correct. The Bears allowed six more sacks Sunday, and are now on pace to allow 72 for the season, which would be a franchise record.
"We've had some mental mistakes," Smith said. "Then it comes down to maybe [something] as simple as just blocking guys a little bit better, not turning a few guys loose, getting rid of the ball a little bit quicker. All of those things kind of add up. But to say it's just one thing, it would be hard for me to say that. We all had a part in what happened, and we'll continue to fix it with our 4-2 record."