Chicago Bears: Matt Nagy has no more excuses for a poorly run offense
By Joseph Herff
Since Matt Nagy has taken over as head coach of the Chicago Bears in 2018, he has been tasked with turning the Bears into a great offense. Every year, he has basically failed outside of a fluky 2018 season.
In addition to him failing, he has found a scapegoat to essentially save his job every season he’s been a coach of the Bears. There was always at least a player or a coach that he essentially blamed and ran out of town to make excuses for his offense failing miserably. This was quite evident with how poor the offense was in 2019. The Bears were fourth-worst in yards per game and points per game that season.
After the Bears fell short in the playoffs in 2018, the blame went to a few people. First, Nagy blamed running back Jordan Howard for their lack of run game. He then blamed the kicker in Cody Parkey for the infamous “double doink.” He brought in a new running back and held an extravagant kicking competition. So, things should’ve been fixed, right?
Wrong. They were even worse in 2019 finishing 8-8 with those numbers above. Now, who was to blame? The Bears then blamed a plethora of people. Nagy fired nearly his entire offensive staff bringing in Juan Castillo for the offensive line, Bill Lazor for offensive coordinator, and John DeFilippo for passing-game coordinator just to name a few. He additionally rebuilt the tight end group and added Nick Foles as his quarterback. Oddly enough, his quarterback in Foles was worse than Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears still went 8-8.
So, now what?