Hampton made the point and Kozlowski and OB agreed that the play- calling down by the goal line was an attempt to get the QB a potentially easy TD pass to puff up his stats and nake the GM look good.
To be fair, what can they do midseason? Chase is just a decent backup. Maybe you promote and play Bray is about all you can do, and see if he has a future? He has an absolute gun, but has never really shown much else. But likely next years QB isn't on the team. And not sure the next year's HC and GM is on the team either. Could be a major shakeup there, if they don't show some semblance of a turn around
Its just so painful to watch. Trubisky is always missing guys by a lot. Chase isnt any better. If Bears had Foles record would be flip flopped.
Trubisky is fuxking up Nagy too. Nagy is personally calling plays for the guy to help him with confidence and is getting fucked. Listen, Nagy wont say this but he is done. At the end there, He was so scared to put the offense back out on the field to gain more yards for his field goal kicker who is like 15 years old. That tells you all you need to know. Offseason he is going to pit his foot down and get the QB he wants. Somebody reliable with experience will get the job done.
Going after either Foles or Mariota would be a huge mistake. At least Mitch is still on a rookie contract. You let him play in 2020 and if there's no improvement, you release him and fire Pace, and likely Nagy too. Might as well tank for a year or two. You either want a HoF type QB, or one on a rookie contract. The last thing you want is a free agent retread with miles on him and a hefty contract.
You'd think this foolish organization would learn their lesson. Don't try to patchwork the QB position with a veteran for a year or two. Just look over the years; Cutler, Griese, Kordell Stewart, Jim Miller, Chris Chandler, Rick Mirer, Eric Kramer etc. How did those all work?
Probably already closed. Defense is higher variance, likely due to quicker aging and injuries than offense. You've got some very talented players in Mack, Hicks, Trevathan and others but they also have injury histories.