"The quarterback and the head coach are the easiest guys to blame," Helfrich said. "That's going to happen.
"It's just not always that easy."
Nothing is simple when it comes to assessing the struggles of the Bears offense, which ranks 31st in the NFL in averaging 4.7 yards per play entering the final week of the regular season.
With coach Matt Nagy's job all but certainly safe and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky likely to be given another chance in 2020, who will get the blame when the season ends? It could be Helfrich and other members of the Bears' offensive coaching staff.
The Bears (7-8) making changes on Nagy's offensive coaching staff would effectively place blame on Helfrich and other assistants, whose role in the struggles are more from a support staff perspective than a detrimental factor.
Helfrich understands firings are in play for the offensive staff.<