Immediately after two wonky games to officially open the NFL season, we’re quickly to locate out who the 2019 Bears are. That will only come about, nonetheless, if the coach begins trusting the QB.
A 1-1 commence to the season usually seemed most likely given that – as was nicely documented all through final week – no one wins in Denver in Week two. (Of course no one predicted what in fact took spot down the stretch.) The demise of the team’s defense was significantly exaggerated. Reports of an offensive regression, nonetheless, do not seem to have been aggressively predicted sufficient.
One particular of the most significant factors to emerge from the win more than Denver was Matt Nagy flat out not trusting his quarterback. The Bears had third downs and among two and 3 yards SIX instances in the game and chose to run the ball on 4 of them. Do coaches who trust their quarterbacks take the ball out of their hands this usually? I do not believe so.
It is not uncommon for teams to run in these conditions, but it is odd for them to insist on operating it like the Bears did. Immediately after the game, Nagy mentioned he intentionally had a conservative game program in order to retain his defense rested, in the heat and higher altitude. Maybe that helped avoid the collapse till late in the fourth quarter but scoring points would’ve produced any incoming collapse significantly less important.
Nagy lost trust in his quarterback final year as well. Immediately after Trubisky was impossibly poor against the Rams, Nagy scaled back the offense, going conservative with the considering that they’d go as far as the defense would take them. Though the QB played nicely, the offense struggled to score all through that stretch, like in the playoff game.
In the end, Nagy’s program didn’t function. The defense gave up two straight extended drives, the second resulting in a touchdown and two-point conversion to give Denver the lead with significantly less than a minute left. The Man in the Visor had no other decision immediately after that. He had to let Trubisky sling it. And the quarterback got the group down the field for the game-winning field target.
At this point it appears clear the Bears will usually regret passing on Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes in favor of Trubisky, but that does not imply their signal caller is not or can not be a superior quarterback. But two games into his third season, we do not truly have a really feel for whether or not or not that is the case.
The Bears have to locate out what he is, even if that signifies losing in 2019. They have to know if Trubisky is superior sufficient to get the job carried out for the subsequent decade. Answering that query signifies trusting the quarterback, permitting him to at least attempt to convert third-and-brief plays.
The initial two games have been usually going to be challenging for Trubisky and Nagy. But this week they have a defense that permitted Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott to carve them up. When we appear back at Trubisky’s profession, this game is going to be one particular that defines him.
But if the coach nonetheless does not trust him, we’ll know what we require to know.