Robinson Backs Nagy's Play-Calling, Late Decisions

September 10, 2018 - 3:52 pm

(670 The Score) While Bears coach Matt Nagy expressed some measure of regret over his play-calling in a heartbreaking 24-23 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday night, one of his key players would have none of that narrative.

Top Bears receiver Allen Robinson supported Nagy's decisions late his team unraveled against the Packers. With the Bears up 20-17 and facing fourth-and-2 at the Packers' 14-yard line, Nagy elected to kick a successful field goal with 2:39 left, which opened up the window for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay to win with a touchdown. Robinson had no qualms with taking the three points.

"That's exclusively for the coaches," Robinson said on the McNeil & Parkins Show on 670 The Score on Monday afternoon. "That's the thing -- we trust our coaches and however they want to go about things. That's not even, for me, I didn't even think about it. If Coach had made that decision, he would have made that decision, and we would've went out there and rolled with it. We made the decision we made, and we rolled with that. That's not something you can (dwell on). Hindsight is 20-20. You can look at either way on a Monday."

Nagy on Monday did rue an earlier play call, admitting that a running play probably would've been the best approach on third-and-1 at the Bears' 34-yard line with 12:46 remaining and Chicago leading 20-10. Instead, he called a pass play in which tight end Dion Sims was the only option leaking out the back side, and the Packers stuffed Sims for no gain after he was knocked off his route.

Robinson, who had four catches for 61 yards in his Bears debut, thought the burden of responsibility lay elsewhere in a number of plays that weren't executed properly.

"As an offense, we came out and we competed well," Robinson said. "I think we started fast. We just got to finish. I think that's the thing, down the stretch we just got to execute a little bit better. I think we're right there. I think as a team, we got to hone in on the things that we got to improve on this week. We got to really take it to the next level. But you know again, I think we can take some good out of that game.

"Unfortunately, we settled for some field goals instead of touchdowns. But at the end of the day, it was really one or two yards as far as on some of those drives that we needed.

"We didn't turn the ball over, so we didn't have any mistakes as far as that. We just have to make a few more plays."