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Poll of the Day: What’s wrong with the Bears offense?

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The easy answer to this poll question would be all of the above, because there’s nothing going right on offense for the Chicago Bears. I detailed just how awful things have been earlier today in my snap counts and stats article, but here’s the quick Cliff Note’s version.

If it wasn’t for the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins, the Bears would have the worst offense in the NFL.

Just how bad has it been this year?

The 2017 offense that was coordinated by Dowell Loggains and lorded over by John Fox, which was commonly referred to as the ‘run, run, pass’ offense, averaged more yards per game than what the Bears are getting in 2019.

In looking for a bright side, here’s what I came up with.

At least the Bears’ 2019 offense isn’t as bad as the 2004 Terry Shea coordinated O in Lovie Smith’s first season as head coach. This year’s version is averaging a whopping 27.5 more yards per game than that group led by the four headed quarterback monster of Chad Hutchinson, Craig Krenzel Jonathan Quinn, and Rex Grossman.

So what’s wrong with the offense this year?

Here are the three top candidates for the offensive struggles.

Matt Nagy - When I say Nagy I’m talking the scheme and the play calls. There has been no offensive rhythm and the offense has no identity through five games this season.

The offensive line - I don’t think all five guys have been awful all year long, but on each play there seems to be at least one guy not pulling their weight.

The quarterbacks - According to some of the experts, number two QB Chase Daniel went from terrible in the preseason, to franchise savior after the Vikings game, to now back to terrible again after the loss to the Raiders. Third year pro Mitchell Trubisky hasn’t looked very good during his few games this year either.

So where does most of the blame lie for the ineptitude of this offense?


Who deserves the majority of the blame for the 2019 Bears’ offense?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Matt Nagy
    (1001 votes)
  • 47%
    The offensive line
    (1213 votes)
  • 14%
    The QBs
    (366 votes)
2580 votes total Vote Now

But the more important question for this season could be...


Will the Bears turn their offense around after the bye week?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    (906 votes)
  • 59%
    (1307 votes)
2213 votes total Vote Now