After three losses in a row, the Bears are on a tailspin after starting the season 5-1. Their falling game was a major factor in that decline, and they saw struggles on that side of the ball before they lost.
Chicago is one of the worst attacking divisions in the league, putting down less than five yards per game, interceptions and points per game, and they are dead in quick yards per game. Despite their many injuries to key contributors and a huge staff shortage, part of their struggles has been over nagging, questionable results related to staff use, third-party theatrical calling and outdated use.
While it’s not clear what the differences will be in calling Lazarus scenes offense, Nagy’s ability to acknowledge his shortcomings and assign game call duties beyond his own control is commendable. The Bears will help their playoff odds with a win at home on Monday against Minnesota, who have won two straight games.