After a honeymoon in 2018, Bears coach Matt Nagy received some criticism for his offense this season.
Much of this is fair.
Mitch Trubiski was in a similar position and this is also fair.
No matter how dumb a communicator, Nagi does not shy away from criticism, especially when justified. That's why he said very publicly this week, "I'm not an idiot," and then admitted that they should drop the ball more.
According to those who know about his message this week, Nagi's words to his players were simply real and real. During a week of heavy talk, face evaluation and soul searching in Chicago, Nagy told players he was "con- [expletive]" that he only called seven plays. This cannot happen and it will change.
This is accountability. As the Bears play on the Chargers, the goal will be to get back to what they know why they were successful last year, and drop the ball with David Montgomery, Tariq Cohen, Cordarrel Paterson and more.
While Trubiski's performance was criticized, the organization stood behind him and was convinced that nothing would help him as much as a solid game. This should help him by putting him in positions of success and clearing his head to focus on simple execution.
This brings out the other part of Nagi's focus: When he calls it, it's better to execute it properly. If they are going to fight for it, they better count it. This is also part of the accountability.
The hope for the Bears is that it all ends with the kind they have been missing so far.
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