Matt Nagy: It’s going to be fun when offense is up and running

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Bears quarterback Nick Foles said after Sunday’s 23-16 win over the Panthers that he’d rather win with the offense looking ugly than lose while putting up big numbers.

Head coach Matt Nagy picked up on that theme during his Monday press conference. Nagy said that Foles’ comment “kind of sums it up” in terms of how the team is feeling and shared his belief that they’re building “something special” in Chicago this season.

Nagy said that the team knows they have to be better “across the board on offense” in the weeks to come, but shared his confidence that things will fall into place and make an enjoyable start to the season even better.

“We’re 5-1 right now and we’re not playing well offensively,” Nagy said. “So when we do get this thing up and running, which we will, it’s going to be fun. It’s going to be a lot of fun. And, so, that’s the goal. We understand where our warts are on offense, we get that and we’re going to keep working on it. We’re going to continue to stay positive as we do this because of where we know we’re at and where we’re going.”

The Bears will be in Los Angeles to face the Rams on Monday night and we’ll see if being near Hollywood will make for a more attractive attack than the one they’ve been employing so far this year.

25 responses to “Matt Nagy: It’s going to be fun when offense is up and running

  1. I believe if Nagy stuck wit Mitch, they would be 4-2 , but I think they would be better off in the long run. With what I have seen from Foles I now know why Mitch beat him out.

  2. The less said by Nagy right now the better off the Bears will be. Instead of more pearls at press conferences what about improving the running game or attendance at a seminar on running the clock at the end of games when you have a lead. Having said that still great to have the Bears at 5 and 1.

  3. Nagy’s offense is what it is. At its best it won’t lose you the game and every blue moon somebody like Foles might get hot and pull out a game on his own but there’s nothing to Nagy’s system that will bring consistent success. You gameplan for the Bears totally around their D and spend zero time worrying about what Nagy’s O is going to do.

  4. I’ve seen plenty of Bears teams with bad offenses and good defenses in my life, this one definitely has the least amount of sizzle. Lovie’s teams were always takeaway machines that were scoring tons of points on defense, plus you had Hester in the return game and Thomas Jones and later on Matt Forte carrying the running game. Two years ago Fangio had the defense creating tons of turnovers and we were at least proficient at running the ball. This team is winning but it’s tough to generate the same kind of excitement as our previous playoff teams, it feels like Nagy’s clock management and our lack of the ability to run will catch up eventually

  5. Get Lamar Miller going maybe?? Nagy personnel and playbook strategy is infuriating.

  6. They are 5 and freakin’ 1. I still haven’t felt comfortable in any game until the very end. Regardless, Bears beat a Tom Brady led Bucs team that destroyed the Packers. That topped my day off quite nicely. However, I know there are still 2 more games against the Packers left on the schedule for the Bears and Foles needs to be the Superbowl MVP version of himself. Unlikely. I am still enjoying the bend but not break Bears D. Bears were robbed on several plays that should’ve been reviewed. Regardless. 5-1 and in 1st place. For now….

  7. Matt Nagy is a fantastic head coach but a questionable play caller at best. Yes the Bears run blocking has been putrid the past two years, but Nagy bails on the running game too early to get anything going. And don’t get me started on his passing in late game situations with a lead. Nearly cost us the game yesterday.

  8. mogogo1 says:
    October 19, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Nagy’s offense is what it is. At its best it won’t lose you the game and every blue moon somebody like Foles might get hot and pull out a game on his own but there’s nothing to Nagy’s system that will bring consistent success. You gameplan for the Bears totally around their D and spend zero time worrying about what Nagy’s O is going to do.

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    Do you think the Lions (0-5 vs Nagy) and Vikings (0-4) vs Nagy) spend anytime or any other team for that matter…Bears are 10-3 in their division across 2 plus years. Packers are the only team to stop “Nagy’s O.”

    The game plan is for the scoreboard, genius! The Bears have 25 wins since Nagy arrived.

  9. Key word here being “running.” They’ve been awful on the ground, except maybe the CAR game. If they can get Montgomery and the run game going they will have a shot at the Division.

  10. The Bears D has allowed one TD in each of the last three games. Since the Colts scored a TD on the first drive on OCT 4th the Bears have held the Colts, Bucs and Panthers to two TDs on 32 possessions.

    Yeah, they sure are the worst 5-1 team in recent history….

  11. Yes I wish I could complain about my team being 5-1. My team let Foles walk out the door. And remember when he first took over it wasn’t pretty.
    But he/it caught fire. Bears fans you got our guy I want this for you all and my late grandfather. Let Nick do his thing.

  12. Matt Nagy needs to understand D Harris is not as good as C Kmet, he is not the future at TE, C Kmet is. Coward is not even close compared to A Barrs, stop playing ‘personal friends and gambling they can make you look good, play the talented guys who have the ability and mind set to play football at a level with urgency. Fix the O line now, C Leno needs to be replaced period, D Harris and Rashard Cowhard should never see the field as long A Barrs and C Kmet are healthy and active. Where the hell is Lamar Miller???? D Montgomery is not going to get it done, he is running way with to much uncertainity and hesitation. Look, even if none of these adjustments play any better than average, they still out-produce the afore mentioned starters!

  13. People need to understand that they have been bamboozled with the entire notion that Nick Foles will be the same Nick Foles who beat them in the playoffs a couple years ago. Then he had a great offense and great play caller. This Nick Foles is the same one in the Jaguars uniform. He is no different from Brian Hoyer, Kyle Orton, or any other backup QB who manages just not to suck too much. Once you embrace that reality watching the games is a breeze.

  14. Relax Chicago. The Bears have played the Lions, the Giants, Atlanta etc. Now they have to play the Rams, Saints, Titans. If they win 2 of those they are for real.

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