Matt Nagy never thought about benching Mitchell Trubisky

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The Bears offense fizzled again in Sunday’s 22-14 loss to the Eagles and that meant more questions for head coach Matt Nagy about struggling quarterback Mitchell Trubisky during a postgame press conference.

Chicago picked up nine net yards of offense during the first half of the game and wound up with 164 yards to show for their entire afternoon. Trubisky was 10-of-21 for 125 yards and Nagy was asked if he considered pulling the 2017 first-rounder for Chase Daniel at any point during the game.

“No, I didn’t. I think for all of us, we knew that we could collectively be better,” Nagy said.

After last Sunday’s loss, Nagy suggested Trubisky watch the TV broadcast of the game in order to watch his body language and facial expressions. After this loss, Nagy said he thought Trubisky “controlled himself really well” despite the hard times on offense.

That didn’t lead to a better outing and it will be hard to keep coming up with the same answers should the Bears offense continue to linger near the bottom of the barrel.

33 responses to “Matt Nagy never thought about benching Mitchell Trubisky

  1. Nice work Ryan Pace. Not only did you spectacularly botch the most important draft pick for the franchise in at least 20 years, but most of your 1st and 2nd round picks are either underperforming or flat out busts. Oh yeah and that Nagy hiring isn’t looking so good either. Would probably be good the next time around if the Bears hired a GM who has actually done the job before with a measure of success.

  2. Trubisky stinks, but so do the dropped passes and god awful blocking. Nagy and his staff appear to be incapable of getting the best out of the players. Bears are done. Have been for weeks.

  3. Far too many Bears fans have had just enough of this incompetence from every level of play and coaching performance perspective.Look at who they play for the remainder of the season and tell us just exactly who they can beat.This is going to get very ugly…ala…the days of Marc Trestman have returned… !Something has to be done or all but the most die hard Bear fans will be looking for something else to do on Sun. afternoon !

  4. Perhaps they wernt really in a great position offensively to give up those picks for Mack with so many holes on offense. They might be the worst offense in football.

  5. Bring in Johhny Manzel since the season is over……what could it hurt???? Of course, a very tight contract.

  6. At this point, I pity anyone who still believes Mitch is a franchise QB (or even a pro QB). There’s medical assistance for your condition.

  7. “I would take a knee a thousand times”, “Never thought about benching Trubisky”. Cohen up the middle over and over – it dosen’t work! For as good as Nagy was last year he is terrible this year.

  8. Trubisky is what happens when you draft what should have been a 3rd round QB(or later) in the 1st round! The reason he only played 13 games at N. Carolina is because he couldn’t even beat out Marquise Williams, that should tell you all you needed to know, he wasn’t close to being a 1st round QB. But teams are sooooo afraid of missing out that they’ll set their teams back 4-5yrs by taking the wrong guy and that’s one of the main reasons that over 70% of 1st round QBs since 2000 have been busts.

    But they can still get in the “Tank for Tua” race, at 3-5 they’re not out of it yet!

    BTW I’ve asked myself many, many times with Mahomes and Watson sitting there how in the hell do you take Trubisky? DUH!

  9. Remember when Trubisky went to that Bulls game right after he got to Chicago and got booed? Those people knew. They just knew.

  10. There is the smartest guy in the room then there is the guy who just thinks he is the smartest guy in the room. Any doubt now which category Nagy is in?

  11. Said it in an earlier post, I wanted the Bears to take Watson. Didn’t want Trubisky and was unsure about Mahomes. Easy to criticize passing him over now, but at the time, he was a bit of an unknown because of the offense at Texas Tech. Full credit to KC for seeing his potential. That said, I don’t believe either of them would have been as successful with the Bears as they’ve been in Houston and KC respectively. Don’t underestimate the devastating effect on your career when you have John Fox and Matt Nagy as your coaches, it’s not all Trubisky. I’d can Pace and Nagy first. Reminds me of the lament some fans had about the fact that the Bears passed on Joe Montana 3 times whenever he was drafted. Does anyone actually think he would have had a Hall of Fame career with the Bears?

  12. Good thing Pace didn’t draft in 2001, he would have drafted Marques Tuiasosopo ahead of Brees and Vick !!!

  13. Does anyone actually think he (Joe Montana) would have had a Hall of Fame career with the Bears?
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    Most likely he still would, but he wouldn’t have had Bill Walsh. But he was tons better than McMahon, would have had a great offensive line to play behind with one of the greatest running backs of all time and some pretty good wide receivers, who would have been even better with Montana. The Bears certainly would have won more than one Super Bowl in that era with Montana, especially when you consider that there were two Montana led teams that beat the Bears in NFC Championship Games twice in the 80’s.

  14. Fair enough frank booth, you may be right. As a lifelong Bears fan who has always heard that the team hasn’t had a great QB since Sid Luckman, I’m more than a little skeptical . Can’t help but think they would have screwed that up too.

  15. Cheer up Bears fans, you may have never had a QB but it’s still better than claiming to have one and not winning a playoff game. At least your not Lions fans, they have had Stafford for over ten years and can’t win. At least you made it to the SB with Rex Grossman!

  16. These depressed Bears fans should look at the bright side of things. I posted this a couple days ago and thought you should consider the fact that you’re still not as bad as the Lions fans have it considering the QB situation.

    joetoronto says:
    November 2, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Still in a better place than being on the Lions with an average defensive coordinator running the show. As Patricia clings to his Detroit career half way point before being canned in Detroit, the question is do the Lions finally address their problem at QB and move on from the QB they have had for over a decade that can’t get them a playoff win?

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    Completely agree, Stafford is so overrated. Enough with the tough as nails talk, let’s see you win a playoff game before your 40th birthday already!

    Also Patricia will be fired soon if he keeps losing that locker room.

  17. As lifelong Lions fan and having Stafford, I really don’t the Bears problems are at QB. We have had Stafford for over a decade and can’t even win a playoff game. Don’t feel bad Bears fans, Trubisky still has time to turn it around. Meanwhile we have been waiting for decades before and now continuing for another decade with overrated Stafford!

  18. As lifelong Lions fan and having Stafford, I really don’t think the Bears problems are at QB. We have had Stafford for over a decade and can’t even win a playoff game. Don’t feel bad Bears fans, Trubisky still has time to turn it around. Meanwhile we have been waiting for decades before and now continuing for another decade with overrated Stafford!

  19. ocdn says:
    November 4, 2019 at 9:37 am
    As lifelong Lions fan and having Stafford, I really don’t think the Bears problems are at QB. We have had Stafford for over a decade and can’t even win a playoff game. Don’t feel bad Bears fans, Trubisky still has time to turn it around. Meanwhile we have been waiting for decades before and now continuing for another decade with overrated Stafford!

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    Way to deflect on how horrible the Bears are. It’s clear you don’t watch Lion games because Stafford isn’t the problem (see defense and coaching). If Trubisky was half the quarterback that Stafford was, rather than leading an offense for a whopping 9 yards in the first half, the Bears might be good. The defense is giving up and the Bear locker room is fracturing. Let the finger pointing begin! Last place in the North is the Bears home for the rest of the season.

  20. Pretty clear from this point forward on the defensive calls against the Bears: On 3d and more than 5 yards you rush the QB with at least 6, play a tight cover and have 1 safety in case your rush does not get to/move/or shake Trubisky. No need to be a Romo to make that prediction.

  21. Benching him won’t get better QB play. Its already been established that teams have film on Chase. How to beat him is pressure up the middle to make him move. He’s no threat to run and can’t see over tall defenders. The bears O line can’t block so its worthless. Mitch has the ability to run which makes defenses play a little different. But here’s one observation on why Nagy is getting severely outcoached every single week.

    Opposing offenses are doing this-
    Rolling out away from Mack
    Moving the pocket
    No huddle
    Bootleg screens
    Misdirection
    Counters and Off tackle runs

    Nagys Offense-
    Same plays on down and distance
    Brings in an extra Olineman whenever its a run
    Won’t max protect to go deep
    Won’t stick to the run for any length of time

    Its cool to just pile up on the QB, but they are not giving Mitch very much to work with.

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