Robinson On Bears' Tricks: 'We Don't Fear Anything'

Matt Nagy and the Bears were creative against the Giants on Sunday.

McNeil & Parkins Show
December 04, 2018 - 10:46 am
Bears receiver Allen Robinson

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(670 The Score) With time for just one play and a yard to the end zone, Bears coach Matt Nagy got creative Sunday, as he has so many times before.

The Bears trailed the Giants, 27-20, and needed a touchdown and extra point for the tie. He drew up a variation of the play known as "Philly Special," with running back Tarik Cohen running an end-around to his right and finding receiver Anthony Miller open in the end zone.

While the Bears would fall by a field goal in overtime, players came away impressed with Nagy's creativity.

"Coach is one of the more creative -- if not the most creative -- offensive coach in this league," receiver Allen Robinson said on the McNeil & Parkins Show. "He definitely does a good job being able to have some stuff dialed up to be able to throw a defense off-balanced. For that to be the last play of regulation, we knew that it would work."

The Bears have run that particular play plenty during practice and have "a lot" more tricks in the playbook, Robinson said. 

Another play the Bears have run during practice was the fullback dive with defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, which they busted out against the Giants for a touchdown. It was a surprising call given the timing, as Nagy called for the play on fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line.

But Robinson wasn't caught off guard at all, knowing Nagy like he does.

"Not at all," he said. "I think the biggest thing about our offensive coaching staff is that we don't fear anything. If it's fourth down, if it's the last play of the game, if it's a guy that's having a down situation, we know the type of guys we have in this locker room, we know the type of players that we have. 

"We trust everybody, from coaches to the players. It's not about being conservative. It's about trying to win the game. For us, that takes sometimes some unconventional plays, but we have trust in that."