A decision that appeared inescapable after the Bears’ thrilling comeback win in Atlanta Sunday ended up being main Monday when coach Matt Nagy revealed that Nick Foles is the team’s new starting quarterback.Foles changed an inefficient Mitchell Trubisky in the second half against the Falcons and tossed three goal passes in the last 6:20 of the video game to rally the Bears from a 26-10 deficit to a significant 30-26 victory.Nagy told reporters on a video call Monday
that the decision was made after he sought advice from his assistant coaches Sunday night and then enjoyed the video game on tape early Monday. The Bears coach clarified that Foles will begin Sunday’s house game against the Indianapolis Colts and beyond.”He’s our starter moving on,”Nagy said.Foles tossed 3 touchdown passes
in a 4:27 period of the fourth quarter Sunday of 3 yards to Jimmy Graham, 37 backyards to Allen Robinson and 28 lawns to Anthony Miller. Foles had two other obvious TD includes the second half, to Robinson and Miller, reversed by means of replay reviews.The game-winner to Miller with 1:53 remaining came on a third-and-eight play that Foles altered at the line of skirmish based on what he saw from the defense. In the huddle, Foles told Miller to run to the”L”in”ATL”in the end zone. Miller did, which’s precisely where Foles delivered the ball. “Because two-minute caution break in the huddle during the TELEVISION timeout, they were talking through the mechanics of how they’re going to get to that [play] if they show us a particular look on defense, and they did,”Nagy stated. “So that’s simply one example of the interaction in the huddle, of that occurring. “There were a number of other plays that we had with them too that there was some ad-libbing, which is something that Nick has actually always done. That’s a strength of his that he has.
He’s seen a lot of various defenses and I believe that will be something [that], when it’s done the proper way, can be really efficient. “Miller was open on a nearly-identical deep path late in the first half, however Trubisky overthrew the fast receiver on third down and the Bears were required to punt.”
I think [Trubisky] discussed it in his press conference [Sunday], “Nagy said.” It was an extremely comparable play. Anthony was running
down the middle, and we just missed it. Like [Trubisky] said, you have actually got to finish that ball. When you remain in those circumstances, and a defense presents a specific look to you, you have to capitalize. We saw one that capitalized; one play that did and one play that didn’t.”Nagy placed Foles into Sunday’s video game with the Falcons leading 26-10 early in the 3rd quarter. The move came after Trubisky had thrown a third-down interception on the Bears’first ownership of the 2nd half.With Trubisky running the offense Sunday, the Bears converted simply 1-of-7 third-down opportunities. Their only effective conversion began Cordarrelle Patterson’s 3-yard run on third-and-one. On the other 6 third-down plays, Trubisky tossed one interception and four incompletions and was sacked once.Nagy restated that his choice to change Trubisky with Foles came off the interception and was a suspicion.”The gut feel is practically like a momentum-type offer, “Nagy stated.”You understand that,’OK, we have 10 points on the
board.'”Situationally, our objective going into this thing was we require to be reliable in the red zone. We can not come away with field goals. Which first drive, to have a field goal on that very first drive, that field goal attempt, and after that to miss it, drives me nuts. I
don’t like that. I don’t want field goals.”We’re having a hard time on 3rd down. We have 10 points. And after that you get to the third quarter and we’re struggling a bit and it’s an interception and there’s simply, you’re down 16, it ends up being a gut feel, you understand what I suggest? It’s what we felt at that time, what I felt. We opted for it. “