What is going on with Matt Nagy & Justin Fields?
How much responsibility should be carved up between Matt Nagy the play designer, Matt Nagy the play-caller, and Justin Fields for Sunday's disaster in Cleveland?
You would be hard-pressed to find a more miserable performance from a professional offense than what the Bears offered against the Browns on Sunday.
Chicago residents should gather together for a ceremonial tape-burning. Bleep burning the boats; torch the tape.
On Monday, former NFL quarterback and ESPN Shouter-in-Chief Dan Orlovsky called for Bears head coach (and the team’s play-caller) to be fired immediately, so insulted was he by what Nagy and co. drew up for Justin Fields and the Chicago offense.
I had no plan to write about Fields this week. But when one can (sincerely) describe an offensive gameplan as creating a public furor, well, that is worthy of further investigation.
The headline figures:
— Justin Fields was sacked nine times
— Fields completed just six passes
— Fields was pressured on 16 of his 30 dropbacks
— The Browns blitzed on only eight snaps.
As a raw offensive output goes, it couldn’t get any worse. And, frankly, if Fields was not able to move to avoid some pressure, it …
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