Luke Getsy: Bears ‘liked the call’ on fourth-and-one

Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy stood by his fourth-and-one call that was stuffed with the score tied and about three minutes to play in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.

SHARE Luke Getsy: Bears ‘liked the call’ on fourth-and-one
Luke Getsy and Matt Eberflus look on Sunday.

Luke Getsy and Matt Eberflus look on Sunday.

Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy stood by his fourth-and-one call that was stuffed with the score tied and about three minutes to play in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.

Getsy called a read-option in which quarterback Justin Fields took a shotgun snap, read the right defensive end and decided to hand the ball off to running back Khalil Herbert. Herbert was stopped after rookie offensive tackle Darnell Wright missed a block.

“Like [coach Matt Eberflus] said the other day, we liked the call,” Getsy said Tuesday. “We didn’t obviously execute it, necessarily. But we knew how they were gonna line up. We had the right call. Justin made the right decision. We just didn’t get it done.”

Fields was “for sure” comfortable with the play, too, Getsy said.

“That was the fourth time we ran that play probably, third time, a similar-type play,” he said. “So the execution, the alignments, the angles, everything was exactly the way we wanted it.”

The Latest
Two women were taken to Holy Cross Hospital with unspecified injuries and they were listed in good condition, officials said. A third woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was also in good condition and an officer was taken to an area hospital with a “minor” foot injury. An 8-year-old girl was treated at the scene.
Doctor is helping a teacher from China relocate to U.S. and is hoping a wedding will follow.
Individual members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. — whose headquarters are in Chicago — have begun mobilizing in masses to support their “soror” in the historic race for president.
Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.
Plans call for a music hall, housing, park and pedestrian-friendly spaces as part of a 10-year development project that could start as early as 2025.