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Bears Are Wasting A Super Bowl Quality Defense, Now That’s Ridiculous

Total117 The Chicago Bears have tried everything now. Mitch Trubisky at quarterback? No. Nick Foles? No. Head coach Matt Nagy’s offensive genius play-calling? No. And on Monday Night Football, Nagy let offensive coordinator Bill Lazor call plays against the Minnesota Vikings’ lowly defense. Nope. The offense didn’t score a touchdown. It’s all just lipstick on More

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Written by Greg Couch

Greg earned the 2007 Peter Lisagor Award as the best sports columnist in the Chicagoland area for his work with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a college football writer in 1997 before becoming a general columnist in 2003. He also won a Lisagor in 2016 for his commentary in RollingStone.com and The Guardian.

Couch penned articles and columns for CNN.com/Bleacher Report, AOL Fanhouse, and The Sporting News and contributed as a writer and on-air analyst for FoxSports.com and Fox Sports 1 TV. In his journalistic roles, Couch has covered the grandest stages of tennis from Wimbledon to the Olympics, among numerous national and international sporting spectacles. He also won first place awards from the U.S. Tennis Writers Association for his event coverage and column writing on the sport in 2010.

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  1. Spot on, bring in Harbaugh, let him choose his own QB either via FA or the draft. This is a very stout QB class coming out this spring. The numbers being put up by Tua and Herbert prove you don’t need 2 years to groom your QB. Let Harbaugh find his next Kaepernick (the good version) and let Harbaugh do his thing.

  2. Nagy is a big part of the problem. He was advertised as an offensive genius, so where is it? They were unable to muster even 200 yards of offense last night. That alone should get a coach fired. As mentioned, if they had a competent offense they would have a chance against anyone in the NFC. Instead, the coach who is supposed to be a difference maker on the offensive side of the ball has the worst offense in the league.

  3. I know Harbaugh is still a bit of a legend in Chicago (because he was a semi-competent QB, I guess?), but it was clear he had worn out his welcome in San Francisco, and he’s never even gotten off the ground at Michigan. It looks like to me he just doesn’t understand the modern player and the game too has passed him by. He might be a great coordinator somewhere, but until he learns a little more about how to handle these modern players, I think he’s doomed to fail wherever he ends up as a head coach.

    • Greg had a great column a week or so ago about Harbaugh’s “shelf life”, he’s good for about 5 or 6 years before he starts to get old. His first 5 years at Michigan averaged over 9 wins per year, compared to Brady Hoke and that chump from WVU that is very good. Harbaugh was also outstanding in San Fran for 5ish years.

      No one believes Harbaugh will be the next Belichick in Chicago, but he could have a very good 5 year run there.

  4. Another guy that is really going to waste is RB David Montgomery. He’s a talented back on a team that can’t block for him. They could complement that defense with a good running game and keep their QB’s from getting obliterated. But instead it’s all going downhill.

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