Chicago Bears: How Matt Nagy failed as a head coach
By Joseph Herff
The Chicago Bears offense has gotten worse every season
For starters, after three seasons of Matt Nagy getting his pick of players and getting the pick of his staff as well, the offense has actually gotten worse each season. The Bears went from being around average in yards per game in 2018 to fourth-last in 2019, then to second-last this season.
Back in 2018, the Bears were a top-ten scoring offense averaging 26.3 points per game. In 2019 that number dropped to 17.5. Although it has slightly improved this season to 19.6, they are still bottom five in scoring offense as well.
Matt Nagy has used a scapegoat for the reason of not winning each season. Back in 2018, it was the kicker and the running game (specifically Howard not fitting the scheme). So, in 2019, they replaced Parkey and held a major kicking competition with Eddy Pineiro winning the job. They additionally drafted David Montgomery to replace Howard. With this, the offense took a step back (although it was not Montgomery’s fault).
After that season, Nagy fired three main coaches and replaced them to improve the run game. He hired new veterans in Juan Castillo, Bill Lazor, and John DeFilippo. He additionally demanded he got his quarterback that could run his offense to perfection in Nick Foles. How has that worked out? Well under Foles, the Bears’ offense averaged 16.7 points per game with the lowest point being against the Minnesota Vikings when they threw for 108 yards and had 149 yards of total offense.
The offense has been horrible under Nagy and he failed to establish a good offense here in Chicago. That his where he failed big time.