The Chicago Bears’ offseason excitement, capped by a trade up to get Justin Fields in the first round, has come crashing down four games into the season. The Bears are 1-2, with losses of 20 points to the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns, respectively, in their two toughest tests on the schedule thus far. So far this season, they’ve had a -37 point differential.
The Browns’ 26-6 thrashing last weekend was a major setback. With Andy Dalton out, rookie Justin Fields got his first shot at the starting job, and it didn’t go well.
He completed 6-of-20 passes for 68 yards and added 12 yards on the ground. Fields, a nimble quarterback who excelled in the pocket at Ohio State, was sacked nine times by Myles Garrett and his teammates. Fields may not be ready yet.
Matt Nagy, the team’s head coach, has taken a lot of heat for his playcalling, to the point where he won’t even say if he’ll continue to do so. He did say that the criticism of the Bears’ current offense is “fair,” but he didn’t say much about what changes will be made as a result.
.@BradBiggs: Matt Nagy was as clear as mud about who will call offensive plays for the Bears on Sunday vs. the Lions.
But what he didn’t say — that he will continue in the role — indicates a good chance Bill Lazor and/or others will take the reins.https://t.co/psMhB2bSOA
— Chicago Tribune Sports (@ChicagoSports) September 29, 2021
“The best part of the last 48 to 72 hours is we’ve had some amazing, healthy conversations between coaches and coaches, between coaches and players, players and players, players and coaches,” Nagy said, according to the Chicago Tribune “That’s what I value the most, so without getting into specifics about what we’re going to do and (who) we’re going to do it with — not just that, but other topics as well — I’m going to keep that internal for the time being.” ”
There has been a lot of speculation about whether Bill Lazor, the veteran offensive coordinator, will take over those responsibilities. That may be true, but Nagy isn’t tipping his hat to you. If the Bears don’t get decent production from Fields, Dalton, or Nick Foles under center on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, we’ll be counting down the weeks until the next Chicago Bears coaching search for someone who can rebuild this offense.
Whichever Bears coach does it on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, if they don’t get decent production from Fields, Dalton, or Nick Foles under center, we’ll be counting down the weeks until the next Chicago Bears Nokia News