Who’s to blame for the Bears atrocious performance in Philadelphia?
It’s time to regroup Chicago Bears fans. After Sunday’s performance against what many consider to the best team in the NFL, the Bears have dropped to 3-8 on the year. In what is clearly becoming another lost season for the Bears, fans are outraged. Now, there are more questions than answers. But the biggest question of all is actually who’s to blame for the Bears atrocious performance in Philadelphia?
Head Coach John Fox? Offensive Coordinator Dowell Loggains? Or should we point fingers at multiple people?
The Bears came out yesterday and actually played good football for parts of the first quarter. The defense tried its best to keep the offense in the game by creating turnovers. However, the Bears shot themselves in the foot. Throughout this season, whenever the Bears seem to be building momentum, the offense or defense seems to commit a mistake which holds the Bears back. In short, sloppy play is what has held the Bears back from winning very close games.
Heading into Philadelphia, not many expected the Bears to win. With major pieces like Leonard Floyd and Danny Trevathan out due to injury, the defense was already in bad shape. After the way the offense performed last week, the Bears actually had a shot at scoring some points. However, Head Coach John Fox opted to continue running the football, when it clear after the first quarter that the Eagles front seven had game planned to slow down Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen.
The second half was a bit better. Mitchell Trubisky came out more composed and with the help of a few Eagles offside penalties, was able to lead the Bears down the field before eventually having to settle for a field goal. Other than that, yesterday’s game had Eagles written all over it.
So who should we blame? Not Mitchell Trubisky. The rookie has come out each week and played every snap as if it’ll be his last. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio doesn’t deserve the blame either. His unit is undermanned, yet his players continue to try and create turnovers while stopping the opposing offense. Cre’Von LeBlanc had pretty solid performances yesterday.
John Fox and Dowell Loggains are the men who should take full responsibility for the Bears loss yesterday. Fox is known for wanting to run the football, while Loggains doesn’t do enough to get his best players involved. Tarik Cohen should have been on the field more, Play action pass should have been called more, and instead of trying to get everything in one play by shots downfield, the Bears should have called short passing plays, picking up a few yards at a time. Something that wasn’t done often enough to give the Bears a chance.
More from Bear Goggles On
- Franchise tag and transition tag windows open for Chicago Bears and NFL
- How the Chicago Bears can control the running back market in 2023
- The Chicago Bears can own the city of Chicago moving forward
- Chicago Bears NFL Combine Preview: Quarterback
- 7 best free agent tackle options for Chicago Bears
It’s understandable the Bears are a young team that is still learning. It’s okay if Mitchell Trubisky throws an interception here or there. Let the kid learn from his mistakes. After another loss, chants will grow louder and louder calling for the coaching staff to be fired. With five games left in the season, the Bears cannot afford another blowout, otherwise, more jobs will be on the line.