Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons why making the playoffs dooms the Bears

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1. The Chicago Bears seem on track to run it back with Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace

It was pretty comical to see the report come out about Matt Nagy prior to Sunday’s game against Green Bay. Why wouldn’t you guarantee your coach’s job being safe before the most important game of the season?

If Ted Phillips was doing this right, he would have allowed Week 17 to play out before letting any type of report regarding the leadership’s future get out.

It was especially ironic part was that another report came out before the game and stated Nagy was getting more involved in calling plays once again. What ended up happening? A lot of the offense was incredibly predictable. The play-calling was yet again back to being subpar with Nagy more involved.

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Even though the Bears lost to Green Bay, though, the fact that they’re in the postseason and made that microscopic comeback after dropping six in a row is enough for Ted Phillips to say, “Sure, why not. Come on back, Matt.”

That probably means they keep everything else intact for now, meaning Ryan Pace’s job is likely safe as well. If both Pace and Nagy are returning for next season, you can count on more of the same when the 2021 season rolls around. It’ll be at least another 365 days of mediocrity before this ship finally sails.