Matt Nagy: Bears To Self-Scout During Bye

The Bears fell to 3-2 with their 24-21 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.

670 The Score Staff
October 07, 2019 - 10:20 am
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(670 The Score) The Bears head into their bye week as a 3-2 team with plenty to clean up, as was evident in their 24-21 loss to the Raiders in London on Sunday.

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While the Bears have this week off, coach Matt Nagy and his staff will be busy back at Halas Hall, where they'll look to re-evaluate where this team stands and what can be improved. 

"We're 3-2," Nagy told reporters in London on Monday morning. "We have a winning record. We know that we've been in every game. I love the character of our guys. So when you hit a little bit of adversity, we know that we'll pull together and use these losses to make us better. But I will use this week here, and I know our coaches will, to self-scout a lot, to see where we are in every phase.

"Offensively, the numbers show, we all know it, we all understand it, we're not playing where we need to be at. We need to be more productive."

The Bears are averaging just 4.5 yards per play offensively, which ranks 30th in the NFL -- only ahead of the winless Dolphins and Jets. While their defense has mostly played at a high level -- the loss being an exception -- the offense needs to do its part.

Nagy indicated that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky could return from his left shoulder injury following the bye week. The Bears' will host the Saints on Oct. 20 in their next game.

That gives Nagy less than two weeks to get his offense on track and in line with the other two phases. 

"That's what we're trying to get to, is where we're more balanced -- offense, defense, special team," Nagy said.