Chase Daniel: I let my team down

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Bears quarterback Chase Daniel was able to guide the team to a win on Thanksgiving in his first start since the 2014 season, but things didn’t go nearly as well against the Giants on Sunday.

Daniel’s first pass was intercepted for a touchdown by linebacker Alec Ogletree, he threw another pick in Giants territory and was on the receiving end of five sacks during the 30-27 overtime loss. Daniel was also credited with four fumbles as he and center Cody Whitehair had difficulties on snaps on a damp day in New Jersey.

“It was wet but that’s not an excuse,” Daniel said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “As an offense, especially as a quarterback, your No. 1 job is to take care of the football. And I didn’t do that today. I let my team down. I’ll be the first one to say that.”

There were others who let the Bears down on Sunday, but better quarterback play would certainly have been to Chicago’s advantage.

After the game, Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is “feeling better” and he believes the arrow is pointing up every day for his return from a right shoulder injury. With a game against the Rams on deck, it would be a good time for him to take the final steps in his recovery.

19 responses to “Chase Daniel: I let my team down

  1. Here it comes. Next week Trubisky gets destroyed by the Rams. He’ll probably be injured by the end of the game. The full swing implosion continues in Chicago. 8-8 will win the division all to get bounced in the first round of the playoffs.

  2. Yes, you did. But you really let Mr. Biscuit down even more.
    Now, next week, Biscuit gets together with Goff, and both
    of those guys are going to have to draft a peace accord,
    to keep the domestic issues at peace…

  3. The Bears OL played their worst game of the season and their C was a major liability spraying shotgun snaps all over the field. That said, Chase’s lack of size, arm talent and overall athleticism was pretty glaring today. It was a calculated risk sitting Trubisky today but if the Bears miss the playoffs by a game this will be the one and only topic of discussion in Chicago all offseason.

  4. Chase was terrible in preseason. Everyone saw that. I’m surprised Chase was getting the love he received after last week. He has a talented offense around him and a head coach who can call great pass plays (run plays not so much). The least he could have done was hold on to the snaps….

  5. Yeah, but how is the talking point NOT the Bears D let 30 in from the lowly Giants who looked like they were TRYING TO TANK just a game or two ago???

  6. doctorrustbelt says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:09 pm
    Jay Cutler is laughing.
    Cutler would have put up 50 points with these receivers.
    Cutler had Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall (and Matt Forte out of the backfield) together for 3 years and only threw for 4 TD’s in a game once.

  7. I have no confidence that Chase can lead the team in the event Mitch gets “really” injured and has to miss significant time!

    Is Tyler Bray a better fit at the #2 spot?? I haven’t seen his game, so I don’t know.

  8. Chase Daniel played like a career backup yesterday. What should be surprising of his play? The lesson learned for Nagy moving forward is that if you’re starting quarterback is healthy enough to play then he should play. Nobody feels 100% at this time of the year. Not sure why Nagy looked at the NYGMen as some AFC East punk team they could easily beat.
    The Bears had maybe too much time to read they hype and feel good about themselves. You could clearly tell that not all players were amped and ready for this one.
    Now Mitch can come back and get rocked by the Rams. He’ll no doubt be rusty come SNF.

  9. Daniel’s did not let the team down. The Bears lost and it was a team effort. Your backup QB put up 27 points and the Big Bad Bear defense couldn’t stop a 3-8 team; they couldn’t handle the worst offensive line in football. Blame the QB but your whole team stunk.

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