Packers: Top 5 lessons learned in Week 4 win over Bears

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3. Damarious Randall may have one foot out the door

The saga continues with the first-round bust, who gave up one of the few big plays the Bears made in the passing game by allowing Kendall Wright to smoke him on a corner route and score in the second quarter.

The young corner was seen waving his hands around immediately following the touchdown catch as if he was he was trying to absolve himself of any responsibility for the completion.

The scoring play which allowed Chicago to narrow the lead to 21-7 right before halftime prompted Mike McCarthy to bench Randall.

The third-year pro was later seen walking back to the locker room with the game still in progress in a fit of frustration.

Poor play and a lack of accountability are a toxic mix that can be infectious unless Randall can somehow turn things around.

At this point, the coaching staff has likely seen enough from the underachiever and it’s at best doubtful that he’ll ever blossom into a consistently effective performer.

The front office needs to do what’s best for the organization and cut its losses.

Every team strikes out on a first round pick at least once every few years. GM Ted Thompson needs to be honest with himself by not letting his pride stand in the way of finding ways to improve the secondary.

Randall’s replacement, Josh Hawkins, appears to possess better technical skills and should remain in the starting lineup.

In the meantime, all efforts should be exhausted to get something (anything!) in return for Randall in a trade.

Why would any team part with anything remotely valuable to secure the Pac-12 product?

Because he was once a first round selection and there will undoubtedly be coaches out there that think they can get the best out of Randall, who does possess impressive physical tools.

If No. 23 had been selected a round or two later, he would have likely been long gone. But the typical NFL general manager seldom parts ways with a first round pick that easily and risk tarnishing his legacy.