The Chicago Bears 2019 season continues to trend downwards as they suffered their fourth loss in a row Sunday when they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 22-14.
The Bears were dreadful in the first half, having just nine yards passing and eight penalties. Four of those penalties were called on the defense for being offside–and one of those calls went against All Pro linebacker Khalil Mack.
Following the game, Mack did not mince words when he called out Eagles center Jason Kelce and his tactics he used throughout the game.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
“You see the bull—- Kelce was kinda doing with the ball, just moving it a little bit…But even then, you can’t really make no excuses. That’s not the type of group we have. We’ve still gotta get there, regardless of what it is and what that was. All those offside penalties, it hurt us.”
As you seen him say, he wasn’t making any excuses for his team’s terrible play, but it was worthy to note since head coach Matt Nagy said after the game that he didn’t hold his defensive players accountable for getting the penalties.
Matt Nagy wouldn’t say this in his press conference, but he made it very clear that he was not putting full blame on his defense for the neutral zone infractions. https://t.co/HF6trUaXx0
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) November 3, 2019
Mack believes Kelce was moving the ball slightly before he snapped it which should be a false start and draw a flag on offense. Clearly, the refs didn’t see it so Kelce just kept doing it until he got caught.
“Yeah, you point it out, but who cares? Who cares, man? You’ve gotta make plays and win ballgames. That’s what it’s all about.”
The Bears currently in last place in the NFC North after winning the division just a year ago.