Matt Nagy will point to Eagles as example of surviving “bad times”

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Matt Nagy has been on the job as head coach of the Bears for much of this year, but he’s yet to step up to deliver a message in front of his entire roster.

That will change on Tuesday when the Bears begin their offseason program. Nagy outlined two points of the message he plans to deliver, starting with getting players to “understand why it’s so important for them to put on the Bears uniform.” Nagy also wants to have a team that will thrive in the face of adversity and said he will point to the current Super Bowl champs as an example of what he’s trying to build in Chicago.

Nagy referenced injuries to quarterback Carson Wentz and others by saying the Eagles “had some down times” that they fought through by sticking together as the year unfolded.

“As we get into who we are as a team, I want them to understand there’s going to be ups and downs,” Nagy said, via the team’s website. “It’s going to be a roller coaster. You usually don’t go 16-0 and win every game and ride off into the sunset. When bad things happen, when adversity strikes, how do you react to that? The great teams will respond in the right way. They’ll have a bunch of leaders on the team that stick together, a bunch of coaches that stick together, that get through that, and they roll.”

The Bears have not advanced to the postseason since 2010 and last had a winning record in 2012, so it’s a long stretch of down times that Nagy will be working to undo when the players arrive on Tuesday.

11 responses to “Matt Nagy will point to Eagles as example of surviving “bad times”

  1. Every year the Superbowl winner is held up as the model for success. But the truth is that you have to not only be good, you also have to get hot, and you have to get lucky too.

  2. There’s no better role model or organization to emulate than the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles!

  3. Every year the Superbowl winner is held up as the model for success. But the truth is that you have to not only be good, you also have to get hot, and you have to get lucky too.

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    I agree with this, except for the lucky part. The Eagles didn’t get lucky at all. They were stacked with talent and were very prepared. There Superbowl victory had absolutely nothing to do with luck.

  4. ionlyrootforthewinningteam – The Eagles WERE lucky the NFL decided to change the catch rule on the biggest game of the year!!!

  5. dezno24 – The Eagles WERE lucky the NFL decided to change the catch rule on the biggest game of the year!!!

    I’m a Bears fan so you know there’s no bias. I’m pretty sure the Patriots were subject to the same catch rule in that game as the Eagles, so there’s no advantage to the Eagles with that. They found ways to win when it counted and won the Super Bowl, period. Losing Carson Wentz was one of the biggest losses for any team last year at any position. Complaining about them being lucky is probably just misplaced denial, anger etc. Every team has things go there way sometimes and go against them sometimes, so it’s an even playing field as far as those things are concerned. The team that wins does so because they outplayed the other one, wanted it more, executed better, etc.

  6. So in two years the Bears will win the Super Bowl. I said that because Pederson and Nagy are from the Andy Reid coaching tree and Pederson won the Super Bowl in his second year of being a head coach.

  7. I’m not sure it was an issue of holding the Super Bowl winner up as a model of success as it was the adversity that the Eagles dealt with. If you’re going to hold a franchise up as the model for success, that would be the Patriots. Absolutely hate to admit that, but their ability to sustained success in the modern football era is something else. Regardless, I excited to have Nagy as the coach of the Bears.

  8. ionlyrootforthewinningteam – The Eagles WERE lucky the NFL decided to change the catch rule on the biggest game of the year!!!
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    But the Eagles were unlucky in the missed blatant pass interference at the 2 yard line resulting in the deflection off Jeffery’s chest adn an INT. If the defender didn’t have his entire left arm pulled down that’s another Eagles TD. They were also unlucky on their 2 point conversion when trying to go up by 10 at the end. Corey Clement got shoved backwards about 5 feet by the Pats DB well before the ball got there. That’s 9 more points there.

  9. dezno24 says:
    April 2, 2018 at 1:41 pm
    ionlyrootforthewinningteam – The Eagles WERE lucky the NFL decided to change the catch rule on the biggest game of the year!!!

    No one changed any catch rule. That’s just sour grapes for a team that lost, more fairly than they have won in some cases, and a fanboy that can’t get over it. Get over it. Eagles won.

  10. @dezno24 says:

    ionlyrootforthewinningteam – The Eagles WERE lucky the NFL decided to change the catch rule on the biggest game of the year!!!
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    Better to be lucky than to be…Dallas.

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