Chicago Bears: Is a revolt brewing on the offensive side of the ball?

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Chicago Bears, Javon Wims
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Did the Javon Wims incident further prove that Matt Nagy is losing the team?

Another telling disconnect between Nagy and the guys on offense occurred after Javon Wims went ballistic on C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Right after this incident, Bill Lazor, not Nagy, brought the offense together on the sideline, presumably, to bring some order out of the chaos Wims started.

This is a head-scratcher given that Nagy is both the head coach and play-caller. It would seem more appropriate for him to be the one taking control of the situation with his players in this moment of crisis.

At this time the two strongest leaders on offense are Nick Foles and Allen Robinson. There is also a budding leader, and he was having a hard time in the Saints game. On a red zone play, Foles threw a short pass to Montgomery that went nowhere.

On that play, Graham was in the end zone. The game’s color analyst, former quarterback Troy Aikman mentioned that if Foles had put the ball into an open space in the middle of the end zone Graham would have had a really good chance to catch it. During the play Graham looked agitated he did not get the ball thrown to him.

Graham had a tough day against his old team which included dropping an easy pass late in the game that bounced off his chest. Aikman commented that he was surprised he did catch the ball with his hands. This brings us back to the demoralization of the Bears by Nagy.

It is common for any employee to perform at less than their best if they do not believe in their boss’s leadership or do not believe in specific tasks given to them. This appears to be what is happening to the Chicago Bears players on offense.