Mitch Trubisky Played Well Despite 'Tough' Loss, Bears Coach Matt Nagy Says

Josh Liss
October 22, 2018 - 7:52 am

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Despite a "tough" loss to the New England Patriots at Soldier Field Sunday, Bears head coach Matt Nagy said he likes what he saw out of young quarterback Mitch Trubisky and that his teams is staying positive ahead of a long season.

Speaking to WBBM Newsradio Monday morning, Nagy said his team didn't play well in any phase of the game, including special teams, where the Bears surrendered two touchdowns. The Bears lost 38-31 after a last-minute Hail Mary to wide receiver Kevin White was stopped on the one-yard line.

"Anytime you don't play well in all three phases, you don't have a great chance of winning," Nagy said. "We've got to be better in special teams. We got to be better in the other two phases also.  

"It's a tough loss," Nagy said. "Any loss you have, you always want to try to spin it and figure out how you can learn from it and use it for down the road."

Nagy liked what he saw out of Trubisky, however. The second-year passer completed 26 of 50 pass attempts for two touchdowns and two interceptions.

"Mitch actually played a good game," Nagy said. Remember, there's 11 people that play on offense. There's a lot of things that go into what happens with completions and incompletions. After watching the tape, it was exactly how I felt. He played a good game. Our guys have to step up and help him across the board."

READ: Bears Fall To Patriots After Last-Second Hail Mary Fails

After starting the season as one of the most fearsome defenses in the league, the Bears have surrendered 69 points over their last two games. Nagy said the defense is hampered by Khalil Mack's ankle injury and that teams are going a good job of scheming to protect their quarterback. 

"He's trying to go out there and give it his best," Nagy said of Mack. "Teams are doing a good job of getting the ball out quick and trying to prevent you from getting to the quarterback."

With the Bears entering a crucial stretch of the season against a number of conference opponents, Nagy said the team is well positioned to get back on the winning track.

"We have all the confidence in the world in our players and our coaches in getting everything fixed," he said. "Like we told them yesterday, this is a long season. We're gonna continue to stay positive. Right now, when you're on a two game losing streak, it feels like a lot more. we'll pull it back together, stay positive and keep fighting."

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