It was three weeks ago today that Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy stood in front of reporters after a 24-10 “Monday Night Football” loss to the Los Angeles Rams that dropped them to 5-2 and defiantly told them he wasn’t ready to relinquish offensive play-calling duties.
Yeah well two games and two losses later and the head coach of the 5-4 Bears is changing his tune.
Nagy told the same media Friday that he will have offensive coordinator Bill Lazor call plays during tonight’s “Monday Night Football” showdown with the Minnesota Vikings ahead of Chicago’s bye week.
“It’s just kind of where we’re at,” Nagy said. “You get a feel and you understand, ‘OK, this is where our offense is at right now,’ and we’ve been struggling and for different reasons. I don’t think it’s one particular reason, but if there’s something that can help spark us, or sometimes it’s just a change-up.
There is one particular reason—some guys just can’t handle both the head coaching and the play calling duties.
Just ask Norv Turner or Mike Martz—who were great offensive coordinators but terrible head coaches when they tried to do both.
Thing Nagy may wanna realize is that Turner and Martz were far better at play calling duties and absolutely terrible head coaches.
Maybe he should have given away his other job.
Not worries, the Bears have now dropped three in a row and four of their last six. If this switch doesn’t work—the front office may just do that.