If Matt Nagy was not convincing when he spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon about his future, he was less convincing with the Chicago Bears a day later, after the team completed their second outing at the Walter Payton Center in Lake Forest.
The combat coach told Patch.com that the Bears told him he would be fired after Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions was “inaccurate,” but according to multiple sources, he offered little to get players to believe. that it will be time consuming. longer, leaving at least some players alarmed by the lack of leadership from the organization.
This was before Nagy canceled all appointments scheduled for the remainder of Tuesday afternoon and evening, sources said, which is highly unusual, leading one source to wonder if Nagy is resigned to his fate.
The Bears did not invite Chairman George McCuskey, President Ted Phillips, or General Manager Ryan Pace to discuss the situation with Nagy, and the first staff member to ask questions about the bizarre situation was Task Force Coordinator Chris Tabor at his weekly media meeting.
Thursday’s play between the two teams at the bottom of NFC North is not significant to the big picture, as the Bears franchise is clearly on track for a new future. But it means a lot to players who are competing and producing a feature film that could impact their future.
For Nagy’s future – and how the team is handling it – becoming a full-fledged distraction is a disturbing event that gets worse in the short week of preparation.
While Nagy told the media during his midday press conference, he did not have any scheduled meetings with his bosses this week – which is not surprising given the quick end of the game on Thanksgiving Day – he told players after his round that he did have “Productive” meeting. with the property, sources said.
“We didn’t talk this week and it was planned,” Nagy told the media, declining to say when he last met with the owners. “We have a good timeline for years to come as we have discussions that you guys always hear us talk about. We have constant communication. I always think it’s good and great, so we stayed on course. With a goodbye week, and then with short breaks and preparation for the game, we did not. ”
Somewhere between that and the direction to the Walter Payton Center for a second walk, Nagy did meet with the owner, sources say. These sources said that Nagy told the players that they were moving forward and that no one knew what tomorrow would bring, and they said that he broke the team because of the “family.”
Sources said he did not shed light on his status, leading some players to anger over his failure to address the report, less than 48 hours before the team attempted to end a five-losing streak against losing players. … Lvov (0-9-1) in a game broadcast on national television. This could be a potential crash for a franchise that has gone through more than its fair share of difficulties over the past decade.
Athletic said McCaskey met with Bears players and coaches on Wednesday to inform them that the news that Nadia would be fired after Thursday’s game was untrue.
Singing “Fiery Nagy!” rang out on Soldier Field on Sunday after the Bears allowed Baltimore Ravens’ reserve player Tyler Huntley, in his first NFL start, to travel 72 yards in 89 seconds for a plucky touchdown, with 22 seconds left on a 16-13 loss. The defeat brought the Bears down to 0-4 after their week of goodbye under Nagy and they snatched a last-minute lead in their second straight game.
More alarming was the lack of improvement in attack, as the Bears rank 31st in total attacks, 32nd in assists and 29th in scoring. Rookie quarterback Justin Fields’ development was the biggest storyline for the team, and he went up and down constantly before leaving the Ravens game due to a rib injury that prevented him from playing against the Lions.
A fifth loss in a row might have been enough to seize Nagy’s fate, but taking a step in a short week might not have made sense. It seems entirely possible that Nagy’s future has been decided, and the Bears just put everything out of action.
“I understand the media world and the social media world in general,” Nagy said. “I understand that this happens when we go inside the building. For us, you cannot focus on this. You should focus on what you do every day, which is soccer, crosses and minuses, and the like. It’s important to do this.
“In times like this, no matter what, when you go through it, there are lessons to be learned. You have to understand that … it’s our job to focus on our day to day work and win this game on Thursday. That’s all. It’s as easy as I understand it. ”
The Bears got distracted from X and O when they canceled their post-tour appointments. Everyone from fans to gamers is wondering what’s next.