Matt Nagy: Let’s not get complacent

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Coming off four consecutive seasons with losing records and with a new coaching staff, the 2018 Bears weren’t expected to do much.

But they went from worst to first, surprising many by winning the NFC North with a 12-4 record.

That has the Bears among the favorites in the NFC this year.

“For our culture, our organization, we got off on the right foot, right?” Bears coach Matt Nagy told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “So we ended up 12-4, lost in the playoffs and now the big thing is let’s not get complacent. Just because we had a good year last year, that’s not here any more. We’ve got to start 0-0. But when you have good people like we do on our team — good human beings — it helps.”

Nagy and the Bears are embracing where they are. Akiem Hicks has talked about the team not regressing, and Eddie Jackson has said they want to “top everything” the 1985 Bears did.

Now, it’s a matter of winning the win.

“There’s definitely pressure and expectations now, but we wouldn’t want it any other way,” Nagy said.

21 responses to “Matt Nagy: Let’s not get complacent

  1. Well with the way Trubisky has progressed and proved me completely wrong the entire last season with all my false accusations. I think the Bears will be even better than last year. Watching him and Anthony Miller pick apart my poor and underwhelming defense really made me put my foot in my mouth. Can’t wait for another long season here in Detroit, but we are used to it for the past half a century or so.

  2. We like the Bears around here, so, yeah, don’t get complacent, Bears.

    If I can be frank, your fans like to support the Packers.

  3. I’m a Packer fan, and I think The Bears finally got it figured out. Still optomistic for the pack, but cautious also.

  4. Every year about half the teams that made the playoffs last year don’t make it the next. No team’s fans think theirs will be one to drop off, but it has to happen to someone. Just sayin’.

  5. Every year about half the teams that made the playoffs last year don’t make it the next. No team’s fans think theirs will be one to drop off, but it has to happen to someone. Just sayin’.

    Isn’t that the whole point of this: “Matt Nagy: Let’s not get complacent”

    We got a real smart one here guys!

  6. eagles1960 says:
    July 11, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Complacent about what? Boink Boink…. 🏈

    ______________________

    Clearly you don’t get the meaning because your complacent one and done team advanced to the next round because of a Bears missed FG and you LOST! Eagles still suck!

  7. Complacent about what? this is typical Bear talk….complacent with being a first round loser…..This is a franchise with a history of complacency. They are nothing more than a mediocre team with a bad GM, a very bad QB, a gimmick offense and a great defense (with a new and overrated DC) Again I will be amazed if they are above 7-9. Tough schedule, lack of character and poor leadership, we will see.

  8. If they have 1 halfway decent year and get complacent they would have to be the most weak minded team ever.

  9. According to the Team Rankings website, the initial expected strength of schedule for Bears last year was 8th but the final updated (Feb retrospective) strength of schedule was 31st!

    Bears are on an uptrend, BUT they benefitted from problems in their div and many of their non-div opponents. That’s why, for example, when a truly good team like the Pats visited Soldier field they pretty much walked right thru that vaunted Bears D in Bears own house!

    And it is why Bears got knocked out in the Wildcard round. And why they blamed it all on the kicker – because they thought they were better than they really were and so a kicker who made 3 of 4 FGs that day wasn’t good enough! Well, they face a tougher schedule this year.

  10. I get what he’s saying but why would a one-and-done team even remotely feel complacent? Why would the thought even come up? Trubisky still has a long way to go to even be a good QB, let alone championship level. They replaced a solid RB with a rookie, which is always a crap shoot. They lost one of the best DCs in the game. If they can manage 10 wins, they should be ecstatic.

  11. I feel like such a heel, they won the division and are going to win it again this year. Man, it’s amazing how lost I am without my meds.

  12. Mike Shereck says:
    July 11, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Complacent about what? this is typical Bear talk….complacent with being a first round loser…..This is a franchise with a history of complacency. They are nothing more than a mediocre team with a bad GM, a very bad QB, a gimmick offense and a great defense (with a new and overrated DC) Again I will be amazed if they are above 7-9. Tough schedule, lack of character and poor leadership, we will see.

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    “bad GM” – Ryan Pace built the best defense in the league and hired Matt Nagy to win the division and more (“we will see”.)

    You’re Wrong!

    “very bad QB” – Mitch Trubisky is not a very bad QB and you know it. He isn’t Tom Brady, but he’s better than every QB in the Bear’s division aside from Aaron Rodgers, except his (Mitch’s) team highly respects and believes in him.

    You’re Wrong Again!

    “gimmick offense” – Every game there was a gimmick play maybe two, that’s not the whole offense.

    You’re Wrong Again….Again!

    “lack of character and poor leadership, we will see.” – The Bears have more character, camaraderie and leadership than any other team in the league right now.

    You’re wrong about EVERYTHING except the defense!

    Mike Shereck is a Bears hater that is spreading falsehoods out of jealousy and frustration. His last three words are “we will see” you must have been dropped on you head too much kid.

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