Chicago Bears: Will the franchise make history with Matt Nagy this year?

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Where is the discipline and focus among the Chicago Bears players?

When we look at the team as a whole, we are seeing players make poor decisions on a constant basis. This is not the type of culture that I think Ted Phillips was talking about when he spoke after the 2020 season after retaining Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace for what we hope is the final year of their career here in Chicago. The discipline on the field is lacking when you have Bilal Nichols throwing punches in a blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen players throw punches. We had Javon Wimms going at it last season with Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Anthony Miller got into it with the same guy in the Wild Card playoff game. Gardner-Johnson probably deserved it, but that still does not mean you do it.

The lack of discipline when it comes to fundamentals and penalties is another issue. These are all signs of a poorly coached team and it appears that Matt Nagy is losing the locker room. Losing will do that to you, but losing the way this offense has lost the last two weeks will do it even faster. The only way that Matt Nagy and the Chicago Bears might be able to right the ship is by winning and unfortunately I do not see that happening enough any time soon.