Chicago Bears: What exactly is Matt Nagy doing as head coach?

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Matt Nagy’s 2021-22 Chicago Bears redemption season did not get off to a great start against the Los Angeles Rams. Even though the Bears did hang around for a while, it was clear that the Rams were the better team. Chicago was out-classed from start to finish.

The Bears’ 14-34 loss was disappointing, but not surprising.

In fact, these types of games have been exactly what we’ve become accustomed to seeing as Bears fans. Under Nagy, Chicago never really looks horrible but when faced with the task of taking down a top-tier NFL team, they crumble.

Something about Matt Nagy seems to be holding back the Chicago Bears

Whether it’s the playcalling, defensive lapses, or last-second disasters, Nagy-led teams have never found a way to win. Instead, they find a way to lose, even if it happens against all odds. Look at the head coach’s past two playoff appearances as examples. Last year, the Bears mustered just nine points in the Wild Card round against the Saints in a depressing offensive performance.

Looking back further, even Cody Parkey’s double-doink field goal attempt may have been a sign of things to come for this organization. Very few scenarios actually see the Bears totally and completely outplayed, which is the worst part about it. It seems like Chicago beats themselves more often than not.

Is this a personnel issue and the team is built without talent or is this a head coaching issue and Matt Nagy is not setting his team up to win?