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In the first two games for Steve Wilks as an NFL head coach Youth Michael Brockers Jersey , his Arizona 34-0 drubbing by the Rams in Los Angeles, the Cardinals offense didn't manage to cross midfield until the next-to-last play of the game.Arizona had five first downs and 137 total yards. That follows 213 yards the previous week against the Redskins.The Cardinals (0-2) are averaging 175 yards per game, dead last in the NFL and it's not even close."There's a lot of self-inflicted stuff going on," Wilks said Monday.The problems on offense are pretty much everywhere, he said. The offensive playbook will be scaled back and simplified for next Sunday's home game against Chicago and the Cardinals must get David Johnson in open space to be his dynamic self."Talking to (offensive coordinator) Mike (McCoy) this morning, talking to the staff, it's some of the things that we're going to try to do," Wilks said, "Again, early on in the season, to me, guys are making mistakes, and this is throughout the league in the history because they're overthinking. They're trying to think too much and not execute, and I want the guys to go out there and play fast. So , we're going to scale back, and we're going to make sure we get these guys in the best position to be successful."Sam Bradford remains the quarterback. Rookie Josh Rosen's time has not yet come, Wilks said."If I thought it was just that one position, I would be more than willing to say, 'You know what? We need to make a change. We need a spark. We need something to happen,'" Wilks said. "But it's just not Sam. There are numerous things, as I just mentioned, that collectively, we've got to get better and try to find a way to rectify these problems and be a little bit more productive on the offensive side of the ball and still try to get off the field on the defensive side of the ball to give these guys more opportunities."So, it's just not that one position."Bradford, who is coming off another significant knee injury, completed 17 of 27 passes against Los Angeles but for only 90 yards. The team's longest play was a 15-yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald. Arizona had just three plays of 10 yards or more. Bradford has 243 yards passing combined in two games."Frustrating, to say the least," Bradford said after the game. "I think to put so much work and so much effort into getting back on to the field and then to play the way we have in the past two weeks Lamarcus Joyner Jersey , I think it's just really disappointing."Wilks called Bradford's play "inconsistent.""Does he need to be a little more accurate? Yes," Wilks said. "But that's just not Sam. We need to get a little bit more protection. He needs to have a little bit more time to go through his progression."Fitzgerald aggravated a sore hamstring in the Rams game and watched from the sidelines through much of the second half. He has missed just six games in his 15-year career."Larry, we all know — you guys have been around here for a while — it's going to be tough to keep Larry off the field," Wilks said. "I've got to help Larry help himself, and that's what I did yesterday. We're going to do everything we can to make sure that he is ready to go on Sunday with the treatment and amount of reps that he gets in practice."David Johnson, the talented running back who is supposed to be at the center of the offensive attack, has been limited mostly to runs up the middle. He carried 13 times for 48 yards against Los Angeles and caught one pass for three yards."You look at some of his runs, and a lot of it is just David himself, just second effort kind of things," Wilks said. "We've got to do a better job sustaining blocks, allowing David to get to that second level to where he's so effective and making the guy miss. It starts upfront with the offensive line and again, with us just being more creative with the things that we're doing with him."Notes: Wilks was optimistic that the team would have DE Markus Golden (knee) and TE Jermaine Gresham (Achilles) back for the Bears game. Both are coming off surgery and neither has played this season. The Chicago Bears head into their final regular-season game with a shot at an opening-round bye and some extra rest for their first playoff appearance in eight years.Consider those sweet incentives for the NFC North champions.A victory at Minnesota combined with a loss by the Los Angeles Rams to the San Francisco 49ers would give the Bears the second seed in the conference and a bye."You have to be realistic in some of this," Coach Matt Nagy said Monday.Chicago and Los Angeles kick off at the same time. And if it becomes clear the Bears have little shot at catching the Rams, Nagy figures to ease up and start pulling his best players.But for now Authentic Rodger Saffold Jersey , he's all-in."We're doing everything we possibly can to win," Nagy said. "And then I think it's one of those deals where as you go, you gotta just kind of get a feel for your own game. And you gotta get a feel of what's going on in that game because ... that other game does matter with the Rams."It's been a long time since games this late in the season mattered for the Bears (11-4).They had a chance to make the playoffs in 2013 鈥?their first year under Marc Trestman 鈥?only to miss out at 8-8 after faltering down the stretch. They got shredded at Philadelphia 54-11 in Week 16 and closed with a loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a finale for the division championship at Soldier Field.The Bears fired Trestman after finishing last in the NFC North at 5-11 the following year. They went 14-34 the next three seasons under John Fox and never escaped the bottom of the division.But a major overhaul in the offseason that included the hiring of Nagy and trade for Khalil Mack spurred a worst-to-first leap. They're headed to the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 team won the division on the way to the NFC title game."Even though we have the playoffs locked up already, we want to finish strong and that's our mindset," quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said. "Inside the locker room, just continue to take every game and every opportunity to go out there and play together and take care of business."The Bears are the No. 3 seed in the NFC, a game behind the Rams. But they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker after shutting down Jared Goff and Los Angeles' high-powered offense in a 15-6 victory at Soldier Field on Dec. 9.If they don't get the second seed, they could wind up playing Minnesota in back-to-back weeks. The Vikings are sixth in the NFC and fighting to hang onto a playoff spot. But Nagy insisted the possibility of facing them the following week won't impact his approach.That's because the Bears have something at stake."It'd be different if you couldn't move at all," Nagy said. "But the fact that you're going here to win this game and do everything you can based on where we're at now as we stand in this situation, you have to go about it that way. There'll be some things maybe here or there that we'll take a look at. But we're just trying to keep this as normal as we possibly can, knowing that we're going to (try to) win."The Bears are rolling with eight wins in nine games, surviving a fight and a late fumble to beat San Francisco 14-9 on Sunday.Danny Trevathan made a key interception. A dominant defense kept the 49ers out of the end zone, and Nagy became the Bears' first rookie coach to win 11 games."We're growing, we're still growing and we're also peaking Youth Rob Havenstein Jersey ," Trevathan said.Notes: Nagy said he talked on the flight home with receivers Anthony Miller and Josh Bellamy, who were ejected for fighting after a sliding Trubisky was hit late by San Francisco's Marcell Harris. "I'm not condoning what they did," he said. But he acknowledged the play bothered the Bears, particularly since Trubisky missed two games with a shoulder injury after Minnesota's Harrison Smith hit him as the quarterback was sliding. "It's a violent game," Nagy said. "And when you see your boy, teammate, friend or family member getting hit like that, especially weeks ago when something similar happened like that (happened), it's natural," Nagy said. "I don't care what anybody says, it's natural to protect your guy, and that's what they did." ... Nagy is "cautiously optimistic" G Kyle Long (right foot) returns this week. The three-time Pro Bowl lineman suffered a tendon injury in Chicago's win over the New York Jets on Oct. 28. ... Nagy said the Bears will monitor WR Allen Robinson, who hurt his ribs making a diving 43-yard catch in the first quarter Sunday but returned to the game.

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