Chicago Bears: Matt Nagy finally makes the right choice about play-calling
Matt Nagy made the right offensive choice for the Chicago Bears offense
The Chicago Bears finished up practice on Friday and is in the middle of a press conference with the media. A big announcement came at the beginning of the press conference when Matt Nagy told media he is handing off the play-calling to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
This is something we have been pounding the table for at Bear Goggles On for quite some time now. Nagy is a great leader. He brings his guys together and has built solid team chemistry. As the offense has continued to struggle even with the switch at quarterback, play calls looked to be the next thing that had to change.
Matt Nagy admits he is an A-type personality. He has to have control of everything. This is a big step for him to allow Lazor to make the play calls. Now, the question is, will he actually give everything up? In the press conference, he stills said he will be involved by telling Lazor what he thinks such as, two-down territory, or we need to go for two. These things are fine, but he also needs to allow Lazor to call the personnel packages.
My biggest issue with Matt Nagy’s play-calling for the Chicago Bears
One of Nagy’s biggest issues with his play-calling is that he continually switches out his personnel. This is not a problem if done correctly and timely, but he overdoes it. This is why we see Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham off the field at times in the red zone. Not good. This is why the quarterbacks and the receivers struggle to build in-game chemistry with timing.
We must point out, this will not solve everything. However, it is a step in the right direction and a move that had to be made. In fact, I called this out as one of three things Matt Nagy had to do to save his job beyond 2020.
What is crazy is that now I have more hope for this Chicago Bears team on Monday night versus the Vikings. This has given us at Bear Goggles On, and we assume many Chicago Bears fans, a spark of excitement after a three-game losing streak. Hopefully, this leads to a more efficient offense on Monday night.