When the Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers a couple weeks ago, our Reacts’ confidence poll dropped from a season high 66% down to 42%, a drop of 24 percentage points. Losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped it another 24 points down to 18%, but that’s still not quite as bad as where it was after the embarrassment against the Cleveland Browns (4%).
This loss to Tom Brady and the Bucs was even worse that that game though, because at least in Cleveland it was a 7 point game heading into the fourth quarter. Last Sunday the Bears were down 21 to 0 before they even got out of the first, and while Tampa Bay is a better overall team than the Browns, the Bears’ O is showing some of the same ridiculous tendencies we saw in that week 3 beat down.
Matt Nagy may not be calling plays any more, but the offensive philosophy shown by him, offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, passing game coordinator John DeFilippo, and o-line coach Juan Castillo hasn’t been able to evolve in the weeks since Justin Fields has taken over as the QB1.
There have been some flashes from Fields, the running game has looked good, but the pass protection hasn’t done nearly enough, and at the center of all the Bears troubles has been the offensive scheme.
The Bears have the 2-4 San Francisco 49ers up next followed by the 3-3 Pittsburgh Steelers, so there’s an opportunity in the next two weeks for the coaching staff to figure some things out, but do you have any confidence in them doing so?
Bears’ fans, SB Nation Reacts is a neat way share your voice with fans across the NFL with their fun and topical surveys. Each week they’ll shoot out some questions to our plugged-in fanbase, both about the Bears and the other 31 teams too, and we’ll share the results here on Windy City Gridiron. Sign up here to join Reacts.