Most people when evaluating their own work, have to be honest about what they’re doing well, what they’re not doing well and what they need to work on.
The blame and success is placed by the feet of its leaders and so it is with these 2019 Chicago Bears.
Which is why when you hear about how this team is doing, invariably names like Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy, Mitchell Trubisky, always come up.
In fact, you can’t read a story about the Bears without hearing their names get mentioned.
So what it is about this Bears team that makes you feel like the season is already over?
The offense, plain and simple, is so bad that it reminds you of those teams in the 70’s that would just run the ball up the middle for three time for five yards and then punt.
Ranking last in nearly every category is not the way to get you to believe in a new head coach who was specifically brought because of his offensive chops.
So why can’t the Bears move the ball, get first downs, and score touchdowns?
Or another way of asking the question, is there anything they’re doing well? Anything they can build on?
I don’ know what the stats are but when they let Trubisky move around in the pocket they do well. When they have him finding his tight end they do well. When he’s looking to run the ball they do well. When they run for more than 2 yards a carry they do well. When they take chances they do well.
You get the feeling that Nagy is keeping the reins so tight on his quarterback and offense that they can’t play with the way it’s set up now.
I like Matt Nagy. I can’t think of a coach who impressed me so immediately than he did last year. That team had a chance to compete for a super bowl and he was a big reason.
You get the feeling if they just improved a little on offense they could start to look a pretty good team.
Having bigger run plays, passing to receivers, passing to running backs, passing to tight ends is going to be the way they do it, if they do it.
I’m not confident this week about this game against the Rams. But with a great defense anything is possible.
RAMS 21 BEARS 17
onlyifyoudreamtidbits………………what in the wide, wide world of sports happened to Tarik Cohen? Did he just go from stud to dud or have they failed miserably in getting him the ball? He looked like a number 1 draft pick last year and now he’s nowhere to be found…………also where are the tight ends? Seeing Ben Braunecker catch that td pass last week was so nice to see. Why not give the guy more chances?