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Matt Nagy Has Perfect Response to Question About Bears' Lack of Run Game

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 20: Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears watches the action during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on October 20, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
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When you have a one-dimensional offense in the NFL, your chances of winning become severely damaged. When that one dimension involves throwing the ball all over the field with Mitchell Trubisky, you may end up digging your own grave.

The Bears fell 36-25 in Week 7 to Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints in a game that didn't feel anywhere near that lose. Trubisky once again stunk and struggled to complete anything downfield, even if the box score didn't tell that story. When Matt Nagy was asked why he only ran the ball seven (!) times while throwing it 54 times, his answer was refreshingly blunt.

Chicago has tried four different running backs to jump-start the running game, and nothing has worked. Much-hyped rookie David Montgomery has just 231 yards on 3.3 yards per carry, while Tarik Cohen has carried the ball just 20 times all year for 47 yards.

Cordarrelle Patterson has proven himself to be nothing more than a gadget player on offense, while Mike Davis has been a non-factor since Week 1.

Part of Chicago's inability to run the football is a lack of one standout player that could grab the job and never let go, but part of it is some head-scratching coaching and game-planning by Nagy.

Nagy was the guy who jump started Kareem Hunt's career in Kansas City, so you can't convince me that the cupboard is totally bare of ideas on how to get this running game in a groove. At the very least, at least the head coach understands the gravity of the issue.