The Bears are mired in yet another losing streak. The offense has been inconsistent, as has the defense. Things aren’t going to get any easier this week, either, when they take on the 6-3 Ravens. But coming out of the bye week, Matt Nagy is confident the team now has answers for how to improve.
“We know the areas specifically where we need to improve, not just third down, not just red zone, but we know specifics,” Nagy said. “So, we’re working through that.”
The specific solutions came as the team was doing self-scouting during the break. That is to say, the coaches spent time watching film of their team trying to assess what they’re doing well, and what they’re not doing well. From there, the coaches have a better handle on how to steer the team in the second half.
Nagy is confident they’ll play better in the second half, too.
“We do feel like we are growing,” Nagy said. “Justin is getting better. But you gotta keep that going and they’re gonna – every week it seems like there is a new whether it’s scheme, personnel obviously for everybody – and then we gotta be able to adapt to all of that.”
The Bears had their best offensive performance of the year in Week 9, when they racked up over 400 yards. But they still only scored 20 points. They’ll have another opportunity to show how much they’ve grown this Sunday against the Ravens defense, which has tied for the third-most passing yards allowed per attempt (8.1) and has tied for the eighth-most rushing touchdowns allowed (10).