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WCG Radio, Episode 19: Breaking down Matt Nagy's Bears offense and best fits

How will the Bears' new offense factor into the development of their young players? What about their off-season? A full X's and O's breakdown.

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Understanding Matt Nagy's incoming innovative "Spread Coast" Bears offense means starting from the ground up and building a foundation. It means going through what Nagy and his offensive staff will be looking for from Mitchell Trubisky, Jordan Howard, and more. And, that understanding of the offense entails diving in deep into the basic concepts that define the philosophies Nagy has rooted himself into as a play-caller and budding offensive guru.

To help break this down, Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog - an X's and O's expert - hopped on the latest WCG Radio to comprehend Nagy's Bears offense of tempo, versatility, and constantly changing parts. And, what it means for Chicago's off-season fits as far as free agency and the draft.


On this episode of WCG Radio

Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog breaks down the Bears’ offense under Matt Nagy from a schematic perspective, and details the best fits for the Bears at each offensive position according to the fresh attack.

  • Breaking down Bears’ offensive concepts with Matt Nagy (Spread Coast baby!)
  • Expected growth of Trubisky, Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen (De’Anthony Thomas?!), and Adam Shaheen (Travis Kelce?!)
  • Where does Cameron Meredith factor in? (Ol' Reliable)
  • Offensive line in flux, so how does this scheme help or hurt them?
  • Free agent offensive fits (WR, OL, TE)
  • Draft offensive fits (WR, OL, TE)
  • An NFL era retrospective: which guys and would currently dominate older Hall of Fame competition? (Hint: Danny Woodhead is a throwback!)

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for The Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron, and contributor to The Athletic Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.