Chicago Bears: These were the biggest disappointments from Week 2
Disappointing Chicago Bear No. 2: Matt Nagy
People might be shocked to see the beloved Matt Nagy on this list, however, I’ve got a bone to pick with the guy.
It took Andy Dalton getting injured for him to start the guy that should’ve been starting since the week before.
Yes, injuries happen, but if you were to put Justin Fields into this game and ran the exact same offense– which is obviously not how you should do it, first off– it’s unlikely that Fields gets hurt performing a routine scramble.
This is no knock on Andy Dalton at all, rather, it’s an understanding of the two players and how to use them. Andy Dalton isn’t a guy that will burn an opposing team with his legs, at least not as of recent. He’s got some athleticism, but with aging comes a sudden decrease in that ability.
With the offense Nagy has been trying to force-feed the Chicago Bears since his initial hiring, it involves and requires a quarterback that can move and extend plays with their legs. And okay, that’s an offense that can work in the right system, but it’s not the system that Andy Dalton should be running.
It’s also grabbing from the low-hanging fruit by saying that Matt Nagy isn’t the offensive genius as advertised, but at the same time, you’ve got to be able to coach to what you have, not what you want.
So, with those reasons stated, it’s why I’m putting the “disappointment” stamp on Matt Nagy. Hand over the play-calling to Bill Lazor, and allow this team to work to its potential.
The last Chicago Bear that gets the “disappointment” stamp for their Week 2 performance is something that was incredibly disappointing to see. It’s something that’s inexcusable, regardless of who you are.