Over the course of the past month, the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers both fired their respective offensive coordinators and the Chicago Bears have failed to take notice of what accountability means across the National Football League.
Both the Bills and Steelers are teams vying for a spot in the AFC playoffs and rather than try and right ship, they both took accountable measures to address an area of their team that was not working.
That has been what Bears fans have been begging for the team to do in regard to offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.
Getsy’s inconsistent play-calling and inability to develop a scheme that fits quarterback Justin Fields is a large part of the reason why he should not be in his current position.
The latest comments made by Getsy only further confirm that he is no fan of his starting quarterback.
Getsy was asked on Friday about a fourth-quarter play where Fields tried to connect with rookie wide receiver Tyler Scott after Scott had beat the Detroit Lions’ cornerback at the line of scrimmage. Fields delivered a perfect throw to Scott but the rookie wideout slowed up on his route and ultimately fell without being able to secure the ball.
That is a poor explanation from the interim Bears’ offensive coordinator. Yes, we know Luke Getsy is the official offensive coordinator of the Bears but after an explanation like the one he had on Friday, it’s becoming clear that regardless of who the quarterback is next season, he can not be brought back.
The insinuation that Fields should have thrown to D.J. Moore is laughable considering the fact that the Bears drew up a play where the team’s best offensive player was placed on a route that did not go past the first-down marker. The quips that Getsy had about Fields’ mechanics on the throw are also laughable considering the fact that the ball was perfectly placed.
There is no accountability among the Bears’ coaching staff because all they feel the need to do is blame the players for their own shortcomings.