Matt Nagy spoke to the Chicago media on Wednesday morning. Traditionally, Nagy rarely speaks to the media this late in the week unless its something serious. However, based on Nagy’s words, there are more questions to answer than were answered. Nagy’s theme of Wednesday’s presser was “healthy conversations” internally.
Matt Nagy mentioned in his press conference that the Bears will “keep it internal” regarding who will call plays this Sunday against the Lions.
Nagy’s offense managed to produce historically bad numbers in their Week Three loss to the Browns. With 1.1 yards per play on Sunday, the Bears produced the second-worst offensive performance in the last century.
Now, with Nagy talking in circles during Wednesday’s discussion, it sounds like nothing is going to change entering Sunday against the Lions.
Fields was left out to dry in his start on Sunday in place of Dalton. The Bears had no answer for the Browns defense and were embarrassingly bad in Cleveland. Now, if Dalton starts on Sunday, Fields has to live with that performance as his first career start without a “next game” to put it behind him.
The fourth-year head coach took responsibility for Sunday’s loss and the awful performance. However, will that be enough to save his job if the Bears flop this coming Sunday?
Nagy near the end of his press conference mentioned the “amount of support” he’s received from others around him. He claims that support is what helps keep him going and keeps his confidence high. Ideally, that means the team will win on Sunday. However, after their performance on Sunday, there are no guarantees.
According to Jeff Joniak, Danny Trevathan begins his three-week window to return to game action. His minimum three weeks on the IR have come and gone, and the veteran linebacker can rejoin the club at any time.
As indicated above, there is still no update on the Bears’ pair of rookie tackles. The offensive line could really use reinforcements, so Teven Jenkins and Larry Borom‘s absences hurt even more than normal.
The Overall Message
As of Wednesday, Bears fans and media members alike feel the same way they did 24 hours ago. Nothing the Bears disclose publicly makes any sense to anyone. The franchise feels like its in a state of confusion and lacks any kind of direction.
Week Four presents a massive test for the Bears. A loss to the 0-3 Lions could spell the end of the Matt Nagy era. It’s not certain by any means, but starting 1-3 in a pitiful manner will make it hard for the front office and ownership to justify keeping Nagy around any longer.
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