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Bears Coach Matt Nagy Says He’s Not Giving Up the Play-Calling on Offense

Watching the Bears offense in 2019 has been painful (for the most part). A big reason for the issues has been the play-calling, and the person behind that is second-year head coach Matt Nagy.

After another tough outing on Sunday night in a loss to the Rams, there’s more questions than ever about Nagy giving up the play-calling.

Don’t ask him about it though, as he’s saying that no matter what, he’s not in the business of giving up power, and he will continue to call the plays.

“What I would say is this,” Nagy said, via NBC Sports Chicago, acknowledging that if he felt he was the problem, “I’ll be the first to tell you, then we need to be better or if there’s a rhythm to something. I have zero ego and I have zero care of giving play-call duties to somebody else. I really do not care about that, and if that’s what we feel like from going through it that that’s what we need to do, then I would do that, I really would.

“But when you go through the tape and you look at things and you know schematically where we’re at and what we’re calling and when we’re calling it. … There’s without a doubt a few plays in that game that I would go back and say, ‘You know what, that’s our fault. We didn’t scheme it right,’ and that starts with me. And I need to be able to accept that and know how do I fix that. But we’ll do everything we can … we’re turning over every stone to get this thing right.”

How tough has the Bears offense been to watch this year? How about 14.3 points per game and 261.3 total yards, with 166.5 passing yards and just a 28.3 conversion rate on third down.

Something has to give – but it doesn’t sound like Nagy’s power is one of them.


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