Granted it’s hard for Chicago fans in general to trust Matt Nagy. He turned out being just as culpable for the sputtering offense as the at times poor offensive line play, and limited processing ceiling of Mitch Trubisky. However, the O line showed they could run Inside Zone the last half of the year after the addition of Alex Bars. Teven Jenkins by all accounts is an upgrade, and the Bears actions spoke louder than words when they waived Charles Leno, Jr.
Nagy desperately wants to run Inside Zone so it sets up RPO’s and deep shots. If you saw David Montgomery get tackled for a yard last year, it simply wasn’t happening early on. Since Nagy couldn’t get basic, so he went for whatever cute stuff he could cook up. Remember, cute stuff isn’t practiced as often as the meat and potatoes, and that’s when things looked clunky, which was a lot.
Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day and Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy go back to their FCS days as common opponents in the late 90’s. With a young QB, he would be forced to get a little more simple, almost more “meat and potatoes” for the time being. As for Fields’ part, they both need to find their comfort level. The Bears are probably secretly itching to get him play, but early success in OTA’s. Remember, they have Andy Dalton to learn the offense too. How will the reps be divvied up? Which leads us to our last point.