Despite getting an extra week to prepare for the Miami Dolphins, Matt Nagy was unable to get the Chicago Bears in position to win
Coming from the Andy Reid tree, Matt Nagy has shared some similarities to his mentor. The two are master game planners. Matt Nagy has done a great job at getting his team out to a lead and relying on a thorough game plan.
This showed when the Chicago Bears came out in the first half and punched the Green Bay Packers in the mouth. You could see his team was prepared and got out to a substantial lead. However, like Reid, Nagy has struggled to manage the game within the heat of the moment, and let the lead get away from him, in Andy Reid fashion.
An interesting quirk that has always followed Reid was a preparedness off of the bye week. The idea is that when you give the master game planner two weeks to game plan, he is going to bring the heat. The team should be extremely prepared. This shows in a 16-3 record off of the bye.
However, now Matt Nagy has improved to 0-1 off of the bye week. Even more surprising is that the team went three-and-out to start the game, then got themselves in a hole.
Unfortunately, as the game went on, we saw the same old issues from Nagy. The team regained a lead with a well-orchestrated drive coming out of the half-time tunnel. However, up 21-10 Nagy and his crew blew the lead, showing that they still have to change the overall tone of the locker room.
Nagy cannot be the same old Nagy with in-game mistakes if he is not the same old Nagy in terms of jumping out on teams with a strong game plan. Especially considering the two weeks to prepare.