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Montgomery's 55-yard run perfectly executed


None of the 437 plays the Bears have run this season has been better executed than rookie David Montgomery's 55-yard scamper Sunday against the Chargers.

"Perfectly executed," said left tackle Charles Leno Jr. "The way that play was designed, it went exactly the way it was supposed to. You draw it up like that and that's how you want it to be. That's how it worked out."

Cody Whitehair delivered the key block on the play, pulling from his left guard position to the right, where he threw his right shoulder into Thomas Davis, shielding the veteran linebacker away from Montgomery.

Right guard Rashaad Coward and right tackle Bobby Massie teamed up to drive defensive end Joey Bosa back off the line of scrimmage to the left and into the pursuit path of backside linebacker Drue Tranquill, eliminating him from the play.

Center James Daniels sealed off defensive end Isaac Rochell to the left, while receiver Allen Robinson II and tight end Trey Burton both threw one-on-one blocks to the right to help create the hole that Montgomery dashed through.

"That's the one right there that you put on clinic tape," said coach Matt Nagy. "To me, that's powerful in the fact that you see what happens here, when you do this exactly the way it's supposed to be done and everybody is spot on and you do your job and you win your one-on-one battle, that's the stuff that happens."

The run was the longest by the Bears since Jordan Howard's 69-yarder on Oct. 31, 2016 in a 20-10 win over the Vikings at Soldier Field.

"That's an explosive play, you know?" Nagy said. "And it's a beautiful thing. It's a great vibe. I love that about that.

"You put that tape on from behind and you watch the linemen and the way their angles are and how fast and under control Cody Whitehair comes around and how he stays inside out, and how we take the handoff and he keeps it inside, A-gap integrity. And we're getting up to the second level, eyes up, guys are doing different things. It's magic when you do it and you execute. I love it. I want more of that."