Matt Nagy: Numbers don’t lie, we’re not good enough on offense

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The Bears rallied from being down 17-0 to leading the Raiders 21-17 in the third quarter of Sunday’s game in London, but they weren’t able to close out the afternoon’s proceedings with a win.

Oakland drove 97 yards for a Josh Jacobs touchdown run in the fourth quarter and a final comeback attempt fell short when Bears quarterback Chase Daniel threw an interception. That turnover was indicative of the kind of day it was for the Chicago offense.

They had one 89-yard touchdown drive, but needed just 30 yards to score the other two thanks to a fumble recovery and a Tarik Cohen punt return. Daniel threw another interception and the team managed 236 total yards of offense in a performance that head coach Matt Nagy summed up rather simply.

“As the offense goes, the numbers don’t lie,” Nagy said, via the Chicago Tribune. “Not good enough. It’s my job to make sure that it gets better.”

Nagy will have a bye week to work on improving the offensive output. He’ll also have time to sort out whether Mitchell Trubisky is healthy enough to return at quarterback in time to face the Saints in Week Seven.

27 responses to “Matt Nagy: Numbers don’t lie, we’re not good enough on offense

  1. how did Mack do? asking for friend….. wasn’t Jacobs drafted with one of the draft picks they acquired from the bears? Asking for a friend….. how did he do? asking for a friend…..

  2. No protection and no run game along with more crappy QB play. It would probably be helpful if the genius coach could come up with more than three running plays.

  3. “Nagy will have a bye week to work on improving the offensive output. He’ll also have time to sort out whether Mitchell Trubisky is healthy enough to return at quarterback in time to face the Saints in Week Seven.”

    Oh boy, he’s going to have no choice but to start Trubisky when he’s ready and then it’s going to get even uglier.

  4. Chase Daniel didn’t help throwing 3 picks (one called back on a bs roughing call), but the offensive line has taken a huge step back from last year. They can’t run the ball. Kyle Long is washed and Leno is just bad. Need to improve the o line and tight end group during the offseason.

    And probably find a new QB too.

  5. Maybe he can also find some time to teach Charles Leno how to play the game. How many times has he been called for false starts, holding etc., and if they don’t run into the kicker, they get the ball back and the Raiders probably don’t put that last drive together.

    This is supposed to be such a “tight” team but it seems discipline is lacking. Crucial penalties are killing them.

  6. It’s the O Line, move White hair back to center who actually knows how to call the protection

  7. Typical Arena League QB statement. Yacking about numbers.

    A REAL coach would say “the TAPE doesn’t lie”.

    That’s all you had to say Matt. He’s just unhappy that they don’t lead the league in passing. And they never will with Mitchell Turdbustky or Chance Daniels.

    The sooner he comes to terms with that, the sooner he can start calling more RUN plays. Because if there’s one thing the TAPE doesnt lie about…is how LOPSIDED his pass play calling is.

  8. Trubisky is better but he’s not that good either.
    The Bears aren’t going anywhere, last year was their chance, now they will sink back down to so-so.

  9. It’s on Nagy. Jet-lag is real. These London games are not new but Nagy knew better than the collective wisdom gained from experience, so he flew the team over late… because he’s smarter than everyone else.

  10. When you can’t run block or pass block and you have more penalties on your Oline in the first five games than you did all 16 games total last year, no offense is going to look good.

  11. Nagy and the Bears are so overrated. Nagy gets gifted a very talented Vic Fangio defense. Pace gives him the keys to the team along with Mack, making that defense fantastic. With the exception of a handful of games against really bad teams, what has the offense done? Virtually nothing. Yet, now he’s run out of creativity for his gimmick based offense. Let’s be clear, the Bears will live and die on how their defense plays. They will end up in the basement on the NFCN for good.

  12. have to wonder what the score would have been if the Raiders didn’t fumble on their own 20, which gave Bears momentum after going 3 and out to start the second half. Also the 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct on Incognito on the raiders first drive that took them out of field goal range was the equivalent of the roughing the passer call on Hurst. Both were typical “Raider” calls that no other team get.

  13. Blueprint for fixing the offense>

    1. Rip up every single trick play in the playbook for Tarik Cohen, Teams are not falling for it anymore. (Also stop running him off tackle as if he were a real RB)

    2. Insert some Off Tackle and Counter tre plays for Montgomery and stop ONLY running the same stupid draw play on 1st down.

    The rest can be fixed getting Mitch back. Chase is good for 1 game but he makes them 1 dementional. He is no threat to run so teams don’t have to dedicate a spy or coverage to contain him. If you make him sit in the pocket he will eventually turn it over. With Mitch teams have to be aware of his running so the offense can have more flexibility if they used bootlegs, move the pocket, and stop all the stupid trick plays.

  14. The offense did its job. Bears were ON TOP in the fourth. Your defense did NOTHING. Mack did NOTHING. All last week the “experts” were jawing about the Bears defense. Now this week you’re all talking about how the offense didn’t score enough. Lets be clear, your DEFENSE let you down.

  15. 1. Looks like the running game is worse than last year.
    2. The lack of offense is lack of NFL quality tight ends. Burton has physical/mental issues, Sheehan is a major bust, the others are practice squad players. Tight end play is key to run and pass game.
    3. Tribisky is not Watson or Mahomes.

  16. Strictly out of respect, mega respect, to the 85′ Bears, this defense should not be mentioned in the same breath.

    The 85-86′ Bears defense would never get shoved around like they were yesterday and they would never give up a 97 yard game winning drive, no way.

  17. It would be nice if just once in my lifetime Chicago had a good QB. The Defense is going to have off games (They are not the 85 Bears). Imagine if they had a top 5 QB that could carry the team when the defense was down? oh well, imagining is all I will be able to do for the apparent future.

  18. dumdolt says:

    October 7, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    The offense did its job. Bears were ON TOP in the fourth. Your defense did NOTHING. Mack did NOTHING. All last week the “experts” were jawing about the Bears defense. Now this week you’re all talking about how the offense didn’t score enough. Lets be clear, your DEFENSE let you down.

    Actually we were up and Chase Daniel threw the ball right to #50, never saw him, and then had a chance to win the game and he throws another stupid interception. The offense lost the game just as much as the defense.

  19. Nagy has stated that he wanted to keep play calling simplified to help Trubisky. Their plays have now become painfully predictable.
    The offensive line was horrible. If the offensive line is horrible you don’t run over the middle. I thought I was having flash backs to Lovey Smith’s playbook.
    We were told that Chase Daniel knew this offense better than anyone. He had some success but who throws 2 interceptions where in each case, I don’t believe there was a Bears receiver within 10 yards of the throw. His level of play was just as flat as Mitchel’s was to start this season.
    The defensive has plenty of blame to shoulder. They can still stop the run (didn’t do a very good job of it Sunday) but their pass coverage is full of holes and they are getting exploited. I’m noticing this more and more. Pagano needs to step up his game.
    We can still make the playoffs. We can still make the Super Bowl. But not with the level of play I saw Sunday.

  20. I’m confused (which isn’t all that unusual I know), but how in hell did the Vikings obliterate the bejeezus out of the Raiders and then have the bejeezus obliterated out of them by the Bears?

  21. Why did Nagy move positions on the O line around? Right now this line is awful. Trading their best RB for a 7th round pick, was stupid. It looks like it will be a long , tough season.Last year was an anomaly.

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