The Ideal direction for the Chicago Bears to build
The Chicago Bears need a new direction to go in. That could have been had by firing everybody, but I like that they are giving it another swing. Although, that does not mean that the general manager won’t be fired after the NFL draft — more of a conspiracy than based on facts.
Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy, and Chicago Bears brass all kept bringing up collaboration. What did they figure out? To the Chicago Bears media, it was the quarterback position. Well, ok, if it was that easy, why didn’t you figure that out sooner? Why haven’t you made overly aggressive moves to fix it? So they say they are the correct quarterback away from winning? How many other teams are saying that as well?
Not everybody can pick up Tom Brady and win the Super Bowl. So I believe that they might have figured something else out. Could it be that they are now dedicated to running the ball? I don’t mean the “Matt Nagy needs to run the ball more” approach.
Instead, the Chicago Bears need to be built to run the ball. Rather than passing the ball to open up the run, they must run the ball to open up the pass. Maybe they figured out they don’t need five-yard hitch routes, jet swing passes, and screens to be their primary yardage source.
If Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace can get on the same page and refresh this team to be more running-oriented, then they might luck into some success and get the heat off their back. It’s not as simple as just handing the ball off to David Montgomery or Tarik Cohen.
Matt Nagy will need to use his offensive genes (that are creative for passing) to create efficient and exotic running plays. That might not make the most sense, but you should follow what I’m getting at. Cole Kmet, David Montgomery, and Tarik Cohen are excellent building blocks to a run-focused offense.