I agree with that buy you still have to take a deep shot, to keep them honest. Go Max protect and take a shot or two. You cant keep throwing short without making them respect a deep pass.
I am not saying they shouldn't have gone deep. I am saying the fact they didn't really had little impact on the game as they still had plenty of chances to put points on the board if the players had executed basic plays. This isn't either/or. Them going deep more would not have changed the game because the players were fucking up basic and easier plays that were open so I think it is a bit of wishful thinking to pretend they would be able to throw successfully into the heart of the D.
This is really a case of because it is a hypothetical, we can pretend it would have worked. More likely Dalton throws some picks into the heart of the D and then Bears fans bitch and moan about why the Bears didn't take what the defense gave them. It is always going to be the case that whatever the Bears chose when they fuck it up, Bears fans are going to pretend if they had done the other thing, it would have worked.