Chicago Bears still have work to do despite a win over the Bucs
The Chicago Bears running game
Matt Nagy wants pass-catching running backs. Extending Tarik Cohen, drafting David Montgomery, and what Mike Davis has been doing in Carolina proves that. I overhyped Mike Davis for a reason. What he is doing with the Panthers is ideally what Nagy wants Montgomery to become.
Davis has 23 catches in the three games he has played in this season. He has yet to gain 100 yards on the ground rushing but is a dynamic threat as a receiver and runner. Nagy only ran the ball 13 times in the game versus the Bucs. Montgomery only saw 10 of those attempts.
I keep yelling at Nagy to run the ball during the game but now only during specific times in the game. Between Patterson and Montgomery, the duo caught 10 passes on 11 targets thrown their way. They gained 68 yards combined through the air. That is what Matt Nagy is all about.
The run game does have to get better, though. Averaging less than three yards per carry is not going to cut it. That is why the Bears scored 30 points only once this season. The offense is sadly still a work in progress, but the Bears defense is holding their weight. Do I really need to talk about Khalil Mack?