The Chicago Bears could be Super Bowl contenders if Matt Nagy did this
Will Matt Nagy really give up the Chicago Bears play calling?
So how real is this possibility of Matt Nagy giving up his play-calling duties at least for a period of time? In his press conference the day after the Chicago Bears lost to the Titans, Matt Nagy repeated what he said postgame. That being that the topic of him giving up play-calling has been discussed. Here is his latest money quote:
"“I am looking at all that right now, where we’re at now, as an offense and struggling the way we are, you have to be able to look at everything, including, myself. So we’ll see where that goes. We play Monday and we will make the best decision possible here. I think that’s part of some of the decisions that we look at for sure.”"
What made me believe he was being truthful about this is the look on his face was one of vulnerability. Matt Nagy is one of the most candid Bears head coaches during press conferences that I can ever recall.
Nagy was the subject of an article I wrote last week. It suggested there was a possible revolt brewing against Nagy as play-caller among the Bears veterans on offense. To support this theory is some reporting by Dianna Russini of ESPN.
She talked to some Bears players on offense during the week before the Titans game. She discussed with the Bears receivers what their frustrations are with the offense. She concluded based on the tone of the players, something that was also backed up by her sources, that the wideouts problems were not with Nick Foles but with Nagy’s play calling.
On top of that, Erik Lambert of Sports Mockery reported from a source that the Bears Chairman George McCaskey came away from the Titans loss very frustrated with the offense. This would seem to put some serious heat on Nagy to give up his play-calling duties as this is the only big thing left to change in the Chicago Bears offense.