Chicago Bears: 3 Duds from the Week 7 loss to the Buccaneers
Chicago Bears Week 7 Loser No. 3: Matt Nagy/Bill Lazor
We have to remember that just because Bill Lazor took over play-calling duties after Week 3 does not mean the Chicago Bears will have an elite offense. We saw last year how much better Bill Lazor is at that part of the job than Nagy, but he is still not the greatest. The play selection still does not account for the Bears’ strengths and weaknesses and they seem to play into the hand of the competition.
The front office needs to do a clean sweep of this coaching staff on the offensive side of the ball. Nagy, Lazor, and possibly quarterback coach John DeFilippo should all be let go at the end of this year if the offense continues to look like this. It might hurt the development of Justin Fields in the short run, but it will allow the Bears to bring in capable minds that can really cater to the way this offense should play.
It feels that the receivers are never open on most plays, and the only way to get yards is through running the ball. A good run game is a huge part of a capable offense, but with how much is invested into this offense they have to be able to throw the ball and convert on big plays. Yes, the offensive players need to be better, but it starts with the coach and play-caller.
If the offense continues to be dysfunctional, the Bears front office and ownership need to look into a complete overhaul of the offensive coaching, starting with Matt Nagy. There is no excuse for a team to play that poorly with the amount of talent on this roster.