Bears need to cut ties with these two before it is too late

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Enough is enough. The Bears need to move on from both of these two before it is too late.

If the Chicago Bears want a real shot at winning in 2020, quarterback Mitch Trubisky and head coach Matt Nagy must go.

An offensive genius doesn’t seem too bright if his offense only gains nine yards in one half of professional football. This season the Bears offense has been exposed. The latest indication was Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. While Trubkisky has regressed, Nagy has not helped the offense around him either.

”It’s not where we wanted or where we should be,” Nagy said during the post-game press conference after Sunday’s 22-14 loss.

After a four-game losing streak, that is evident. The team is 3-5 and has already lost more games this year than they did last year in the regular season. During a week where every team in the NFC North lost, the Bears squandered an opportunity to move up a game inside the division.

It’s not only the fact the Bears are losing, but it’s also how they are losing. The offense going on five straight three-and-outs, like they did Sunday, is not helping the Bears defense. The offense’s inability to stay on the field is having a “snowball” effect Nagy told the press Monday.

”It affects the other side, meaning the defense, as they are on the field more. They are at almost double the number of plays, time of possession, etc. It makes it hard,” Nagy said.

Midway through the season Nagy still does not have answers for his offense. Before players start wanting out of Chicago, the head coach must go.

Earlier in the season, Nagy mentioned he had to simplify the offense for Trubisky. While the third-year quarterback should be more advanced in the system, he’s still not comfortable with what Nagy is trying to do. ESPN’s analyst and former coach Rex Ryan said the Bears are running the simplest schemes on offense.

If I know what they are going to run when they line up watching on the television screen, then the opposing defensive coordinators definitely know, Ryan said.

The offense is in such a mess former Chicago Bears defensive end Alex Brown even threw a dig at Trubisky.

Brown reposted a video on Instagram of EA Sports video game Madden. In the video, it appears Trubisky is throwing a backward pass against the Carolina Panthers in a blizzard.

“These Madden games get more and more realistic every year …. 💀😂💀😂 (via @james___dylan@barstoolchicago ),” Brown captioned the Instagram post.

A common trend on that post were comments saying Brown played with a worse quarterback. Of course, that quarterback was Rex Grossman during the Bears 2006 Super Bowl run. The same quarterback who threw the third-most interceptions that 2006 season and made Bears fans gasp every time he would drop back.

The biggest difference is they had a coach that would make the team believe. Lovie Smith was able to lean on defense and special teams but somehow managed to keep the offense ranked in the middle of the pack. They ranked 15th in total offense and collectively tied for the second-most points per game, 26.7.

This 2019 Bears squad averages 17.8 points a game, which ranks 27th in the league. On offense they rank 29th in total yards and 30th in passing, averaging 186.2 passing yards per game. While the eye test shows Nagy has not inspired the offense, the numbers show it as well.

When Smith was the coach he was still able to inspire the team with Grossman’s struggles. Smith was able to find ways to get the other plays involved. Players like Bernard Berrian, Muhsin Muhammad, Thomas Jones, Cedric Benson and their special teams’ returner Devin Hester.

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Before players begin to completely lose faith in this team, the Chicago Bears must hire a coach that players will buy into. Moving on from Trubisky or at least opening up a serious quarterback competition would be a wise move. New energy at head coach and quarterback could have this team in a favorable position come this time of year in 2020.