Chicago Bears: 8 Observations after Week 7 loss to the Rams
Nagy is gifted at creating tight-knit chemistry in spite of his flaws as a play-caller
The loss against the Rams was similar to their loss to the Colts. In both games, the Bears started emotionally flat. This was in contrast to a fired-up Rams team. They apparently were angry about being embarrassed by their inter-division rival the 49ers in last week’s game. The Bears roll into Los Angeles and get rolled over as the Rams take their anger out on them.
It is puzzling and disturbing that the Bears, with Nagy being a very good motivator, came into two important games seemingly sleepwalking through the start of it. Then there was Nagy calling plays as if he actually was sleepwalking.
Nagy’s poor play calling has more to do with situational calls. It seems he creates these great plays where guys are schemed open, but then he calls them at the most inopportune time. What Nagy does do well though is keep the locker room together. This is important and a vast distinction between him and former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman.