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Anatomy of a Play: The Bellamy Bamboozle

Robert S. continues his series dedicated to analyzing the underrated plays of 2018 by looking at Bellamy’s fake-screen touchdown play from Week 4.

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Bears fans, have you ever heard someone call Matt Nagy a “great play-caller” and wondered what that actually means? If so, I’ve got you covered in this episode of Anatomy of a Play!

This episode is all about the fake screen that the Bears ran successfully in Week 4 against Tampa Bay — you may remember it as the play where Tarik Cohen put his hands up to signal “touchdown” while Trubisky’s pass to Bellamy was still in the air. Throughout the video I cover how Matt Nagy set Tampa Bay’s defense up to fail and why his ability to self-scout is so important to our 2019 offense’s success — check it out and let me know what you think!

If you’ve followed the series so far, you may have noticed that I’ve covered three play-types — an offensive big play, a defensive big play, and an example of Nagy’s creativity. These three categories are the ones I want to stick with going forward, but I’m flexible about which one I’ll revisit next. With that in mind, which do you want to see?


Which type of play do you want to see spotlighted next?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Offensive Big Play
    (36 votes)
  • 25%
    Defensive Big Play
    (57 votes)
  • 59%
    Creative Nagy Playcall
    (134 votes)
227 votes total Vote Now