Matt Nagy touts ‘great relationship’ with Mitch Trubisky after play-call questions

Mitch Trubisky seemed to question Bears coach Matt Nagy’s play-calling Sunday afternoon when asked about the Packers’ pass rush, which totaled three sacks and four quarterback hurries.

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Mitch Trubisky stands at the line of scrimmage Sunday.

Mitch Trubisky stands at the line of scrimmage Sunday.

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Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky seemed to question coach Matt Nagy’s play-calling Sunday when asked about the Packers’ pass rush, which resulted in three sacks and four quarterback hurries.

“I felt like we could have taken more pressure off them moving the pocket a little more and me getting out — but they’ve done a great job of that all year long, and that’s what they hang their hat on, and they did that today,” Trubisky said. “We’ve just got to find ways to take pressure off our O-line with a good pass rush like that, continue to mix it up, whether it’s screens, running it, draws. All that kind of stuff that helps.”

Nagy said Monday that such plays would have been negated by the cover-2 defense the Packers started using more after the Bears fell behind by 18 points. Fighting the clock, the Bears knew they couldn’t run often.

As for Trubisky’s comments, Nagy said he and his players are emotional when they do interviews after games.

“I’m saying, if you sensed a frustration, I think I know Mitch better than anybody in this building except maybe [quarterbacks coach] Dave Ragone,” Nagy said. “So I know the effect or what he means by any of that. I think probably, if I’m going back and watching that, it’s probably very general and big-picture. But it’s also right after the game. So I take nothing by that, and we have a great relationship.”

Nagy said he, Trubisky, Ragone, backup quarterback Chase Daniel and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich communicate throughout the game on the sideline.

“I think for all of us, just the biggest thing is just trying to do it together and execute everything that’s there,” Nagy said. “It’s just, for whatever reason, it felt a little bit more [Sunday] with just the negative plays and just not staying ahead of the chains and then not scoring. Again, we couldn’t get that run game going early on.”

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