Chicago Bears : Same record as 2018, but with a different story
By Jimmy Lynch
The Chicago Bears are not the hottest team in the NFL, to say the least. No one is holding back from telling the Bears how they feel about them and their season so far this year.
One big excuse that the Bears have given is that they have the same record as last year. Last season at this time the Bears were 3-3, and they are again now. When you look beyond the record this team is not the same at all.
Mitch Trubisky did not get hurt last year until week 11, this season is not the same. Trubisky fell to a shoulder injury in week 4, and missed weeks 5 and 6. If the Bears are going to make the playoffs they need a healthy quarterback now. Oh wait, is Trubisky even the right guy for the Bears?
Chicago has been questioning that for a while, with a lot of fans mentioning Jay Culture as a better Bears quarterback. While I do not agree there, Trubisky has not been the best so far this season. Matt Nagy has pointed to Trubisky’s footwork as an issue for the team. However, fingers have been pointed at Nagy as well.
According to pro football reference, the Chicago Bears have 1582 offensive yards this season, 30th in the NFL. Head coach Matt Nagy has been a constant target for the issues with this team, and yeah he deserves the blame. He isn’t running the ball and he is just being out-coached left and right.
People have even mentioned that Nagy’s job could be lost if the team does not turn this around, whether with Trubisky or with someone else. It starts from within, and the Bears know that. They are reportedly holding a players-only meeting later this week. “Club dub” has turned into “club rub your forehead” and figure this out. There is no doubt in my mind that this team is frustrated.
We have talked about players the Bears could trade away, and have mentioned the ludicrous idea that maybe even Tom Brady could find his way in Chicago. However, come on guys, let’s put our heads back on our shoulders and focus on what we have.
Chicago has one of the best defenses in the NFL, they are just getting overworked now. The Bears need to just focus on improving their offense, one play at a time, one series at a time. I know that the Bears have struggled in play-calling, and I know that the team ranks 28th in first downs with only 128, but things can change.
I know we have said this for the past few weeks, but this can change. Maybe we will see this team in the playoffs, or maybe we won’t. At the end of the day the Chicago Bears have a long road until the end of the season, don’t count them out yet. The Bears are down, but they are not out!