Matt Nagy tells Bears to “remember the hurt”

AP

Bears coach Matt Nagy doesn’t want his players to turn the page on their heartbreaking playoff loss to the Eagles.

Nagy said during an appearance in the booth at the Chicago Cubs’ game today that he wants his players to keep thinking about the way their season ended, and to use that to motivate them to get better.

“We’re a young team and we’ve tried to build this culture and let them understand how important it is that we stay together and that we learn from our mistakes. Last year it ends up being a loss to Philly at home, and that’s not good enough. So our guys are hungry. We talk about remember the hurt, we talk about don’t get complacent.”

Bears kicker Cody Parkey, whose missed field goal at the end of the loss to the Eagles became the iconic play of that heartbreaking loss, is gone. But most of those players on last year’s Bears team remain on the roster heading into the 2019 season. And Nagy doesn’t want a team that gets over a heartbreaking loss easily.

15 responses to “Matt Nagy tells Bears to “remember the hurt”

  1. Bears will win fewer this year but not just because this guy harps too much.

    The Bears were on the advantageous side of both injuries and strength of opponent in 2018, and those advantages are each likely to come back to the middle this season. Regression to the mean is real, man.

    And the coach harps too much.

  2. dude – turn the page. in this modern era of instant gratification, no one even remembers yesterday.

  3. Matt Nagy is 5-1 (nearly 6-0) against the NFC North. Bears defense lost only a strong safety and nickel corner, and Trubisky will only get better in year 2 in the offense. The lazy “Bears regressing” takes are from Packer and Viking fans not paying attention.

  4. Bears are taking a step back. The heart and soul of that coaching staff was Vic Fangio The guy’s a beast. Chuck Pagano is no Vic Fangio.

  5. The Bears are loaded with talent on both sides. I don’t know if we’ll win 12 again, due to the schedule being much harder, but underestimate them at your own risk.

    Very few national and divisional rivals’ fans (and even some Bears fans) have adjusted to the fact that, yes, the Bears are actually good.

  6. Bears won’t lead the NFL in turnover differential this year. Fangio gone hurts bad, Pagano just ok.
    Gimmick offense snuffed out too mant times this year. 9-7 more likely. Better than 5-11 Packers.

  7. All these people crying about this is astounding to me. Hasn’t anybody heard the saying that if you don’t learn from the past, you end up repeating it in the future? To me, if this young team doesn’t remember how their season ended they may be destined to repeat it again this year.

  8. What an amazing coach, he turned things around in one year after Pace spent four years building the best defense in the league. The Bears are going to be the team to beat this year in the NFC.

    I thought I should maybe contribute something not only positive, but moreover truthful instead of repeating the same thing false lie over and over again out of spite!

  9. chickensalad43 says:
    July 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm
    Matt Nagy is 5-1 (nearly 6-0) against the NFC North. Bears defense lost only a strong safety and nickel corner, and Trubisky will only get better in year 2 in the offense. The lazy “Bears regressing” takes are from Packer and Viking fans not paying attention.
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    The Bears lost the best Def coordinator in the game. They also are going from a last place schedule to a 1st place one and enjoyed the healthiest season they’ve had in 15 years. Regression to the mean WILL happen, just because you can’t fathom it, doesn’t make it a “lazy” take.

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