Bears

Nagy will keep calling plays, but leaves door open to future change

Bears

The single biggest talking point to come out of the Bears' 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday night was Matt Nagy's role as the team's play caller. The offense failed to find the end zone even once, and for the 24th time in 40 games failed to reach 21 points. With pressure mounting on Nagy to see if someone else on staff – like OC Bill Lazor or QB Coach John DeFilippo – can find a spark in the Bears' offense. 

Nagy was asked about that today, and he confirmed that he'd continue to call plays for the time being. He also, notably, left the door open for a future change if things don't get any better:

I look at all that. That's the very first thing I look at is that. I talk to our coaches and we talk through that whole process. I'm really honestly not opposed to ... there's no opposition from me if we feel like that that's what the issue is. And so we look at that. Right now, where we're at, that's not where we think it's at. But at the same point in time, I'll always continue each week to look at it. I'll say this, too. When you're in a little bit of a rut like we are, a lot of bit of a rut like we are right now, you have to look at everything. And sometimes even if it's just a little bit of a change somewhere, too, you have to be able to do that. No one here, coach and/or player, has too big of an ego to think that it's not them as a player or a coach. We talk through those kinds of decisions. We'll just keep evaluating and rolling and seeing where we're at. 

It's about as close to a concession that Nagy's given on the topic during his time in Chicago, which speaks to just how badly things are going on his side of the ball. A few more performances like Monday's and the conversation's only going to get louder.