Matt Nagy on Bears offense: “Eventually, it’ll crack”

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The Bears appears to have solved the problem they talked about the most. Now they have to get around to the thing that was just as much of a problem for them in the playoffs last year.

While the kicking issue seems taken care of (with Eddy Pineiro perfect and winning awards), the Bears offense which managed one touchdown in the playoff loss to the Eagles has continued that torrid pace.

Chicago has an NFC-low 19 points through two games (scoring less than a point per possession, and thank God for the Dolphins), but coach Matt Nagy is confident things will work out.

“We want to figure this thing out,” Nagy said, via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. “We have time to do that. And we feel like we will. . . . Eventually, it’ll crack. And when it does, I think it’s going to be pretty good.”

When searching for positives, Nagy pointed to things as significant as a lack of false start penalties. That’s even more exciting than an offseason kicking competition.

The slow start has been embodied by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in particular. He has 348 passing yards in two games, has yet to throw a touchdown, and is averaging 4.8 yards per pass attempt. Of course, they aren’t running it all that well either, with just three rushes of more than 10 yards all season.

But they’re convinced this is a temporary situation, which is fortunate, since they don’t have a kicker to blame now.

19 responses to “Matt Nagy on Bears offense: “Eventually, it’ll crack”

  1. “Crack” is an interesting choice of words. It’s what happens to people under pressure, not when things come together. He might be referring to what is influencing his play calling. The offense is offensive and pretty boring, too.

  2. Something that’s not getting a lot of coverage is that the Bears O-Line is underperforming, especially given the dollars and draft capital that have been put into it. Pass protection for Trubisky has been spotty to say the least and the RBs have very little room to operate. The fact that it took them seven tries or whatever to get a rushing TD from the 1 (and even then with only a hair’s breadth to spare), speaks volumes.

  3. And the sun will come out tomorrow. This is the problem with the Bears. They have a very nice relationship with them selves no matter how unrealistic it is. The biggest issue I see is Nagy is not being responsible for the results they are generating. The buck clearly does not stop there. The Bears got lucky, they got a gift call, they got lucky with the play clock, and Eddie Pinero hit a 53 yarder. They are so close to being 0-2. The win was a false positive. Until the bears accept that they are slightly better than average, they will never get better and will be unable to do what it takes to be a championship. Their QB Sucks, their offense is a gimmick, and their GM is really limited in his evaluation of Offensive talent.

  4. Not a single comment from someone who watches any bears games completely. Everything is a regurgitation of sports center talk, and sports radio fan boys. The funny thing is the bears will start to break out of the funk and everyone will be silent about the whole thing. I am taking down screen names so I will be calling out every single idiotic statement made as it unfolds. The bears will get back on track starting this Monday night for a few reasons.

    #1 Trey Burton ads an entire dimention to the offense and he will be fully back 100% this week.

    #2. Obviously Montgomery is a beast at RB and now he will start to get featured.

    #3. Nagy will start to get back to his scheme and leave the trick nonsense in the lockerroom.

    #4. The defense will start to get those takeaways, short fields and defensive TD’s because they literally dropped 4 INTs last week. Its coming and who better than the redskins.

  5. Not a single comment from someone who watches any bears games completely. Everything is a regurgitation of sports center talk, and sports radio fan boys. The funny thing is the bears will start to break out of the funk and everyone will be silent about the whole thing. I am taking down screen names so I will be calling out every single idiotic statement made as it unfolds. The bears will get back on track starting this Monday night for a few reasons.

    #1 Trey Burton ads an entire dimention to the offense and he will be fully back 100% this week.

    #2. Obviously Montgomery is a beast at RB and now he will start to get featured.

    #3. Nagy will start to get back to his scheme and leave the trick nonsense in the lockerroom.

    #4. The defense will start to get those takeaways, short fields and defensive TD’s because they literally dropped 4 INTs last week. Its coming and who better than the redskins.

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    LOL

  6. Playing a cupcake this week should help. But the thing is that teams have now had a year to watch Trubisky and Nagy’s scheme, focusing upon shutting down the run, the short passing game and Trubisky’s first read. Still a great team but limited by the QB — something we’re familiar with in MN.

  7. Never enough compliments, so here’s one: I enjoy Gantt’s writing. Whenever something on PFT gets me to chuckle, most of the time it is him.

  8. Not a single comment from someone who watches any bears games completely. Everything is a regurgitation of sports center talk, and sports radio fan boys. The funny thing is the bears will start to break out of the funk and everyone will be silent about the whole thing. I am taking down screen names so I will be calling out every single idiotic statement made as it unfolds. The bears will get back on track starting this Monday night for a few reasons.

    #1 Trey Burton ads an entire dimention to the offense and he will be fully back 100% this week.

    #2. Obviously Montgomery is a beast at RB and now he will start to get featured.

    #3. Nagy will start to get back to his scheme and leave the trick nonsense in the lockerroom.

    #4. The defense will start to get those takeaways, short fields and defensive TD’s because they literally dropped 4 INTs last week. Its coming and who better than the redskins.

    This is an example of the Kool Aid drinking fan base that feeds the ego and the delusion of Matt nagy, Ryan Pace and the entire leadership team at Halas Hall. Keep believing my friend and call me when they are 7-9. The Bears are bad and these kind of fans are near the root cause of it.

  9. The Bears are neither great nor at the bottom of the league with the like of the Jets and others who shall remain nameless. However Trubisky does seem over-matched.

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