I don’t know if you can point to just one play that symbolizes the Bears’ uncoordinated and disturbingly lousy offense, but I’m going to try, and it came from last Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys:
On third-and-3 at their 32 on the Bears second series, running back Jeremy Langford couldn’t hold Brian Hoyer’s pass on a pattern that was run short of the first-down marker.
Why didn’t Langford run his pattern to the sticks? Why didn’t the pass go to a professional pass catcher? You mean Alshon Jeffery couldn’t run a slant? Zach Miller, same question.
But more to the point, why did the Bears pass in that...