Chicago Bears Week 6 Loser No. 3: Luke Getsy
We saw some improvement over the last couple of weeks in the offensive game plan by Luke Getsy. They made it a point to get D.J. Moore the ball in space, and they also used Cole Kmet in the play-action game and near the goal line. That was not the case against the Vikings. D.J. Moore had eight targets, but only two were in the first half. Kmet only had two catches for nine yards. These have been the best offensive weapons in the passing game this year, and Getsy did not do enough to get them involved, especially early.
Another bad moment was the run call on third and seven in Viking territory but then calling a pass play on third and one. Those calls just do not make much sense. It seemed that the trust issues were there again, and instead of trying to make things easy on Fields against a very annoying defense, they were putting him in tough spots. Sure, the offense execution was not great today and the offensive line again let them down, but Getsy still handcuffs the offense more often than not with his poor situational game planning and play calling.
It is at a point in the season and in this rebuild where guys either show something or the verdict will be pretty clear. Just like Justin Fields and the pressure on him, Luke Getsy is on a hot seat. The consistent questionable play calling in the worst spots will be his downfall if he cannot start to be a better coach. He needs to utilize his best playmakers and just try to make Justin Fields' job easier. They play into the weaknesses of the offense way more than the strengths, which is why they only scored 13 points in a game people were expecting to be a shootout.
The Chicago Bears love to fall into their bad habits. They finally started to put some good football together and took a big step back with their performance against the Vikings at home. They got a good performance from their defense and were unable to capitalize on that rarity.