Matt Nagy on Nick Foles comeback: “That’s who he is”

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Bears quarterback Nick Foles got off to an ugly start on Thursday night, but in the end he did just enough for a couple late field goals to be the difference. After the game, Bears coach Matt Nagy said Foles gave the Bears what they needed.

That’s who he is,” Nagy said. “All in all, the offense made plays when they had to, and I think that’s one of the special traits Nick has.”

Foles acknowledged that he struggled for much of the game.

“It wasn’t an easy game by any means,” Foles said. “We just kept fighting, kept fighting, and everyone just kept throwing punches. I would say the big thing from tonight was we got to learn how to go through a fistfight like this and come out on top. You don’t want them every week, but if that’s what it takes to win every week, that’s what we’ll do.”

33 responses to “Matt Nagy on Nick Foles comeback: “That’s who he is”

  1. I’m glad we got the win. But I’m still not convinced Foles is the answer either. We still struggle on offense. D is OK, but the offence need to stay on the field longer to give the D some rest. We’re not doing that. But Da Bears have been dragged kicking and screaming to a 4-1 record. I’ll take that.

  2. Brady’s mental mistake was an early Christmas gift but Foles has outdueled Brady in the Superbowl with the Eagles and now with the Bears.

    The game was a lower scoring than I thought it would be. I’m sure the bookies were glad someone finally hit the under.

  3. Every week Matt Nagy preaches the things he needs to fix. Like running the ball. Another game went by last night- no running. Basically Matt Nagy is the kind of guy who purposely sets a house on fire and then immediatley turns to his friend and says “We can’t let that happen again.”

    Then does it again the next day.

  4. Some QBs just know how to win. It’s a trait, and even when Foles had an ordinary night….he led the Bears to victory.

  5. Nagy almost cost the Bears the game by slowing Foles down when he was in control of the offense and moving the ball. And then by not running the clock down at the end. The Bears defense still has to many holes on defense but showed up when it mattered.

  6. At Club Dub, someone should set off fireworks under the offensive linemen to wake them up. They are getting their arses handed to them this year. It does not matter who quarterbacks – you could put a hall-of-famer in there – you have to give your guy time to make the read and step into the throw. Is 3 seconds too much to ask?

  7. It was a good win for Foles and the Bears made possible by a terrible roughing the passer call on Shaquil Barrett.

    What is the point of watching these games when the officials can change the outcomes whenever they want?

  8. Nick Foles is like Joe Flacco. They play great under pressure when least expected and lay eggs when you expect more. But both are SB MVP’s and proven winners

  9. after calling a pass play on two of the last three plays before the field goal, he should be grateful that his defense bailed him out as brady and company had way more time left to mount a comeback than was necessary. can’t imagine the thought process.

  10. Bucs defense blew it when they let up 14 points with 2 minutes left before half up 13-0 and WAM, down 14-13 at the break. Won’t be playing late into January if you let that happen, especially against the Bears anemic offense.

  11. Yes, that is who he is and has always been. The hypocrisy is insane on this guy. I see all the “experts” celebrating the same things they condemned the other QB about. Foles accuracy was way off, he missed the same throws the other guy missed and he damn near threw 3 INTs on that last drive making the dumbest decisions. Yes, that is who he is. Bears are in the market once again for a top QB in the draft after this year.

  12. I wouldn’t get too overly excited about Nick Foles as he is very inconsistent. One week Nick Foles will play at a very very high level & then the next week will look absolutely terrible playing like a QB3.
    If the Bears decide they’re going to move forward Nick Foles as their starting QB for the forseeable future over the next 3-4yrs they should spend a lot of resources really beefing up their offensive line. Poor OL play is Foles Kryptonite, Foles needs and relies on good OL play to succeed. With a good Offensive Line in front of him Foles can be a very solid above-average NFL QB who ranks somewhere between 12th-15th overall amongst starting QBs.

    Being that Mitchell Trubisky isn’t the answer at QB for CHI we could likely see the Bears look to draft a young QB this off-season whom they could groom behind Nick Foles for a couple years before taking over. There a couple very gifted young QB’s whom the Bears could trade up to the top of the 2nd round and draft such as Texas’s Sam Ehlinger (in 3 starts this season has 924YDs passing/14TDs-2INTs/173.1 QB rating) who’s an accurate smart QB whom has shown a lot of improvement this season. Florida Gator QB Kyle Trask is also an extremely gifted pocket passer who’s a late 1st/Early 2nd round pick. Trask is playing as well as you can playing at an elite level completing 71.8% of his passes w/ 10TDs to 1INT & 196.9 QB Rating.

    Either of those QB’s would be perfect fits for Matt Nagys WCO style offense and they’d have the luxury of sitting behind Nick Foles for at least 1yr minimum before taking over as a full time starting which would greatly help out either young QB & in the Bears could use that 1YR to beef up it’s OL a bit more and add 1-2 more weapons in the passing game for their young QB. If I were the Bears i’d draft 6″5-240pd Kyle Trask and groom him take over as the starter as with his accuracy & ability to throw with anticipation Trask is a perfect ideal fit for Nagys offense.

  13. I posted earlier in the month here in another thread that the Bears have a great defense and that Foles would be good enough for them to win games. The defense can carry this team and is competing for the division title. I know its cute and sexy to see all Hail Marys, long pass plays, 30 points scored, yadda yadda yadda. This Bear team will find a way to beat you, it may not be pretty and sexy but they do get the job done. A A Ron and Co. better look over their shoulder shoulder because here come the Bears. Yes I’m a Vikings fan – but I know a threat when I see it. That was Foles first time starting last night, of course he going to make mistakes but the mistakes I saw are things that are correctable. If Foles gets that mojo rolling like he did in Philly and the Bears get a running game figured out – end of a Packers cake walk within the division.

  14. Foles is not the long term answer. That being said, he gives the Bears a much better chance to win than Trubisky. If the Bears defense can keep it close, Foles can carve out an ugly win due to his big game experience. Most of those Philly playoff wins he got weren’t pretty by any means, but he did just enough to win and that’s what counts at the end of the day. Solid leadership by Foles last night. If the Bears can find a running game, they would become a real threat in the NFC.

  15. danicafallsinlove says:

    October 9, 2020 at 9:53 am

    I posted earlier in the month here in another thread that the Bears have a great defense and that Foles would be good enough for them to win games. The defense can carry this team and is competing for the division title. I know its cute and sexy to see all Hail Marys, long pass plays, 30 points scored, yadda yadda yadda. This Bear team will find a way to beat you, it may not be pretty and sexy but they do get the job done. A A Ron and Co. better look over their shoulder shoulder because here come the Bears. Yes I’m a Vikings fan – but I know a threat when I see it. That was Foles first time starting last night, of course he going to make mistakes but the mistakes I saw are things that are correctable. If Foles gets that mojo rolling like he did in Philly and the Bears get a running game figured out – end of a Packers cake walk within the division.

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    Bro, Foles started the last game too and played just above crap in that one as well.

  16. It seems a lot of folks are letting Arians off the hook for his terrible play calling before the end of the half. Bucs in control. Running the ball well. And come out throwing three times, with the with Fuller (DB) knocking the WR on his butt and fumbling. If they had run at least once, even if no gain (which by the way the Bears run D was playing at times last night is no guarantee that they wouldn’t have picked up the 1st) there would be a lot less clock. Arians wanted to put a dagger in the Bears and instead shivved his own team….

  17. After seeing what Nick did for the collective Philly universe in the playoffs, NFC Championship and Super Bowl,(thanks) even now it really is a treat to see him find a way to win for his team on a Thursday night game. (Against TB12 no less)

    Philly fans know how spectacular he can look, and be, and how he can have ugly, tough and even worrisome looking games-and still win most of those. But he is a winning quarterback and with very good pieces around- the spectacular rears it’s more often.
    The benefit for the Bears is also that Foles will not break the bank and take the high percentage of the team salary cap like other QB’s – thus more money to spend on other very good players to help the team. Keep him, he’ll deliver.

  18. The Bears front 4 on defense won that game. They were all over Brady. Bears have a good D-line and we know Mack is a game wrecker. How bad is the Buc’s O-line. Brady was tearing them a new one on the sideline – deservedly so.

  19. If the Bears want Foles to be effective as a long term starter, they are going to need to come to an agreement with the league that they start all games down 10-0.

  20. “But I’m still not convinced Foles is the answer either. We still struggle on offense. ”
    __________

    The offense itself is the issue. You just need to hope whoever is playing QB can keep making timely plays. Nagy’s offense is never going to put tons of points on the board or make things easy for the D. At its best it’ll be adequate.

  21. Poor Nagy is stuck with the worst GM in the league since O’Brien was finally fired. How does Ryan Pace still have a job after drafting Trubisky passing on Mahomes and Watson + signing undersized Tarik Cohen to an extension?

  22. patrickvwashington says:
    October 9, 2020 at 10:41 am
    danicafallsinlove says:

    October 9, 2020 at 9:53 am

    I posted earlier in the month here in another thread that the Bears have a great defense and that Foles would be good enough for them to win games. The defense can carry this team and is competing for the division title. I know its cute and sexy to see all Hail Marys, long pass plays, 30 points scored, yadda yadda yadda. This Bear team will find a way to beat you, it may not be pretty and sexy but they do get the job done. A A Ron and Co. better look over their shoulder shoulder because here come the Bears. Yes I’m a Vikings fan – but I know a threat when I see it. That was Foles first time starting last night, of course he going to make mistakes but the mistakes I saw are things that are correctable. If Foles gets that mojo rolling like he did in Philly and the Bears get a running game figured out – end of a Packers cake walk within the division.

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    Bro, Foles started the last game too and played just above crap in that one as well.

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    One or two starts, doest it really matter? He got th “W” last night. Second start still getting conformable right? The week before was against the Colts who as of right now have the best defense in the AFC, maybe the entire NFL. Sometimes it takes an offense a couple of games to adjust, especially with new personnel added into the fray. It is a new era for prototype QBs. Not every QB is gonna be Mahomes or Jackson and have outrageous stats every single game. As of right now the Bears are 4 to the good and one to the bad. Thats a fact. I’m sure your first couple of days serving fries 🍟 at McDonald’s wasn’t steller too but yiu get better with every shift.

  23. He beat the Buccaneers with a 43 year old QB. Let’s pump the brakes a little. Foles is a career backup in this league.

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 9, 2020 at 2:13 pm
    He beat the Buccaneers with a 43 year old QB. Let’s pump the brakes a little. Foles is a career backup in this league.

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    When did Tom Brady start playing special teams and defense?

  25. Files got hot and streaky but without the lack of discipline of the Buccaneers taking bonehead fouls and ineptitude of the refs in the 4th quarter Tampa could have and should have had a win.

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