Matt Nagy on report he’s been informed of post-Thanksgiving firing: “That is not accurate”

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Tuesday’s report that Bears coach Matt Nagy has been told he’ll be fired after Thursday’s game against the Lions has been refuted by Nagy himself.

Meeting with reporters, Nagy was asked about the report from Pulitzer-winning reporter Mark Konkol that Nagy has been told he’s out after the Thanksgiving game. “This is not accurate,” Nagy said of the report.

Nagy also said he has not spoken with chairman George McCaskey or team president Ted Phillips. Nagy also avoided answering directly questions as to whether he has received an assurance that he’ll finish the season as head coach.

“My focus right now is on these players and on Detroit,” Nagy said.

Nagy seemed to be pragmatic about the situation, with no frustration about the reports or rumors. Instead, he wants to focus solely on his job of coaching the team, and he insisted that he’ll let none of it distract him.

33 responses to “Matt Nagy on report he’s been informed of post-Thanksgiving firing: “That is not accurate”

  1. This is one area of sports in general that annoys me. Does the media really think that regardless of the situation, Nagy will say: “Yes, I have been informed that I am going to be fired after Thanksgiving,” regardless whether it is true or not? These are types of questions that make it where players, coaches, etc. don’t want to talk to the media. I think the media needs to figure out more what FANS want to hear, not what the media themselves want to hear.

  2. Bears front office right about now:

    George McCaskey: Didn’t you tell him?

    Ted Phillips: I thought you were going to tell him!

    George McCaskey: No, I specifically told YOU to tell him.

    Ted Phillips: Agree to disagree.

    George McCaskey: Agree to…. ??? Aw, hell with this – SUSIE!!! Get that intern in here. Got a special assignment for them.

  3. Nagy has had sufficient time for the Bears to:

    get worse
    stay the same
    improve

    He was hired to IMPROVE the Bears and that is not happening. A new plan and direction is needed.

  4. Two options here:

    1. The report isn’t true.
    2. This Pulitzer-winning reporter Mark Konkol was told this in confidence and he decided to put out the report anyways so he could be first which seems kinda shady.

    I believe it is option 2.

  5. Regardless, it better be true. Guy was overrated since the start.
    He’s done a terrible job.
    Bears fans and Justin Fields deserve better.

  6. No one tells the person being fired ahead of time; it normally happens in the blink of an eye, like right after the game on Thursday night

  7. As a Bostonian married to a Chicago, please dear gos, fire him at halftime, even if the bears are winning.

    My wife is already teeing off about giving up NEXT year’s first to get fields….which is a top 10 pick at this point.

    Idiots.

  8. Technically as long as they don’t do it before thanksgiving, it will be accurate (unless he leaves on his own). Could be Friday, could be January, will still be “after Thanksgiving”.

  9. Pone27 says:
    November 23, 2021 at 1:22 pm
    This is one area of sports in general that annoys me.
    //////
    As a reporter, you are seriously going to the press conference today and NOT going to ask about the report that just came out an hour ago? No. It’s an obvious question that has to be asked.

  10. pendragon54 says:
    November 23, 2021 at 1:37 pm
    If the report is true, why show up to work?
    /////////
    To be paid. If he quits, no contract pay out. So, ya. Show up for the millions of dollars.

  11. Normally this would be phrased as either him already being fired but being allowed to coach one more game OR that the firing would only be made public after the game. It basically has to be one of those so why is it being phrased so weirdly like “he knows exactly when he’s getting fired but he’s not actually fired yet”?

  12. That is not accurate, they said “ Remember the thanksgiving week end plans you couldn’t make because of work? Well…..now you can make them. Enjoy”

  13. As if this whole Nagy/Pace matter could change the course of the Bears. All this silliness starts with the owners and they ain’t going anywhere as the team still makes a ton of money each year. the Lions are in a similar fix but there the money is just chump change for otherwise wealthy folks.

  14. I cant believe they would tell him or anyone on Monday and wait until Thursday. They would just fire him today or they would not say anything until Thursday.

  15. REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER McCASKEY BLUNDER – REMEMBER WHEN DAVE McGINIS WAS HIRED & NOT TOLD HE WAS THE BEARS NEXT HEAD COACH – HE TOLD MICHAEL McCASKEY TO SHOVE IT – IF THESES REPORTS ARE TRUE THAT THE THANKGIVING GAME IS NAGY LAST THEN NAGY SHOULD WALK AWAY FROM THIS CIRCUS OF A ORGANIZATION IMMEDIATELY – IF ITS NOT TRUE THEN WHY HAVEN’T WE HEARD FROM THE TOP BRASS TO CLEAR THING UP

  16. “We Had a meeting on Monday and determined that he was to be fired, but we wanted to wait and do it on Thanksgiving day just for the spirit of it all.”

  17. The Bears could wait out the Vikings and hire Mike Zimmer after he’s fired.
    Then we can do this all again in another 5 years.

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