The Chicago Bears offense looked the best it has all season with a dominating 36-7 victory over the Houston Texans. The offense got off to a fast start and never looked back with the success of the run game and Bears coaches utilizing Mitchell Trubisky’s strengths to the offense’s advantage.
The question remains — where the heck has this been all season?
Well, according to Trubisky, the coaching staff is finally starting to adjust the offense to fit his strengths and do the things that he’s been asking to do on offense, which include using his mobility, running play action and — shocker — using Chicago’s top draft pick in rookie tight end Cole Kmet.
#Bears QB Mitch Trubisky said they’re doing things offensively that he’s asking for. He made similar comments a few weeks ago about his input when he returned as the starter. He wants to be on the move, to run play action and to get Cole Kmet going.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) December 16, 2020
“This is just kind of some of the things I’ve been asking for,” Trubisky told reporters Wednesday. “I feel like they are strengths of mine and also strengths of this offense. I just thought it was a good idea to get Cole more involved, to get David more involved, to get A-Rob more involved.”
The Bears offense has averaged over 30 points a game over the last three games, where Trubisky has completed 76-of-113 passes (67.2%) for 776 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions for a 103.2 passer rating.
But more than the numbers, the last two games have shown obvious improvement. Although facing two bad defenses will certainly help. Still, you can’t ignore the strides the unit has made, particularly when it comes to forging an offensive identity that starts with running the football, utilizing Trubisky’s mobility and getting the team’s playmakers going.
You’d figure it would’ve taken head coach Matt Nagy less than three years to finally realize that instead of forcing his players to fit his system that he should be adapting his offense to fit the strengths of his players.
The unfortunate thing is, just as the offense appears to be hitting its stride, it just might be too little too late.