Matt Nagy hopes Bears experience makes him better coach with the Chiefs

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Matt Nagy was fired as the Bears head coach after the end of the 2021 season and he took a step into his past in order to continue his coaching career.

Nagy was the offensive coordinator for the Chiefs before being hired in Chicago and he returned to Andy Reid’s staff as a quarterbacks coach and senior assistant in late February. Nagy met with the media on Thursday for the first time since being hired and said it has been “refreshing” to take on his new role.

He also said that he hopes to “use my experiences in Chicago to help me be better here for our team here in Kansas City.”

“You have highs and lows and you learn,” Nagy said, via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “You have so many hats you put on at that time. You learn a lot. You rely on those experiences that you went through. They’re real-life experiences. I didn’t have that when I went into my interview with Chicago. But I had four years worth of real-life experience of a lot of different situations — offense, defense, special teams. How to deal with players. How to deal with media. . . . What it does is it really allows you to grow, but it puts things into perspective. In life, for me, a lot of my failures that I’ve had, I’ve tried to use to best of my ability to make me better.”

Nagy’s ability to rebound should be helped by the fact that he’s responsible for a position group fronted by Patrick Mahomes, who has shown an ability to make all of his coaches look good since entering the NFL.

11 responses to “Matt Nagy hopes Bears experience makes him better coach with the Chiefs

  1. Nagy’s failure in Chicago can’t possibly help him no matter how he spins this.

  2. vaccinesmakeyoustupid says:
    June 3, 2022 at 10:47 am
    Nagy’s failure in Chicago can’t possibly help him no matter how he spins this.
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    Nagy’s “failure” was mainly due to the front office’s inability to provide him with a competitive team.

  3. He’s a good coach he just might not be a good head coach. glad to have him back in the fold.

  4. So glad we have a true OC back on the team. The charade of Bieniemy needs to go away, it was old 3 years ago…

  5. There’s no question that Pace played a part in Nagy’s’failure’, he was a terrible GM. I have no idea why Atlanta wanted to hire him in any capacity. But Nagy still owns most the blame, he never could utilize what little talent he did have. Case in point: the Bears game against Cleveland last year. You have a young, mobile QB, no real running game and a bad O line and your game plan calls for him to stand in the pocket and find somebody to throw to. As would be expected against a good defense like Cleveland, he got pounded – he was never the same physically after that all year. Brilliant! No wonder Reid wouldn’t let him call plays in KC. So you can have him ‘back in the fold’ in KC, it would have happened a year earlier if it had been up to me.

  6. Mike’s right, Nagy will look better simply because he is surrounded my more competent players and coaches (mostly the QB).

  7. Maybe Nagy and Aaron Rodgers will end up on the same team some day. What a battle of “smartest guy in the room” that would be!

  8. Nagy’s failure in Chicago can’t possibly help him no matter how he spins this.
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    So you have never learned from your life experiences? Sad.

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