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blueline

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and the beat goes on :


The embattled coach said a Patch.com report that the Bears have told him he will be fired after Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions “is not accurate,” but according to multiple sources, he offered little to make players believe he will be around much longer, leaving at least some players dismayed at the organization’s lack of direction.

That was before Nagy canceled all meetings scheduled for the rest of Tuesday afternoon and evening, the sources said, a highly unusual move that prompted one source to wonder if Nagy is resigned to his fate.


For Nagy’s future — and the team’s handling of it — to become a full-blown distraction is a troubling development made worse in a short week of preparation.

While Nagy told media during his midday news conference he was not scheduled to meet with his bosses this week — not surprising considering the quick turnaround for the Thanksgiving Day game — he told players after the walk-through that he did have a “productive” meeting with ownership, sources said.


“We have not talked this week, and that was scheduled,” Nagy told media while declining to say when he last met with ownership. “We have a good schedule over the years where we have discussions, like you guys always hear us talk about. We have constant communication. I always think it’s good and healthy, and so we stayed on course. With the bye week and then with the short turnaround and with game prep, we have not.”

Sometime between saying that and heading to the Walter Payton Center for the second walk-through, Nagy did meet with ownership, according to sources. Those sources said Nagy told players that it was about them moving forward and that no one knows what tomorrow will bring, and they said he broke down the team on “family.”

He did not shed any light on his status, the sources said, which left some players angry that he didn’t address the report head on, less than 48 hours before the team will try to end a five-game losing streak against the winless Lions (0-9-1) in a nationally televised game. It sets up to be a potential debacle for a franchise that has suffered through more than its share of embarrassments in the last decade.
 

mr merlin

EOG Master
and the beat goes on :


The embattled coach said a Patch.com report that the Bears have told him he will be fired after Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions “is not accurate,” but according to multiple sources, he offered little to make players believe he will be around much longer, leaving at least some players dismayed at the organization’s lack of direction.

That was before Nagy canceled all meetings scheduled for the rest of Tuesday afternoon and evening, the sources said, a highly unusual move that prompted one source to wonder if Nagy is resigned to his fate.


For Nagy’s future — and the team’s handling of it — to become a full-blown distraction is a troubling development made worse in a short week of preparation.

While Nagy told media during his midday news conference he was not scheduled to meet with his bosses this week — not surprising considering the quick turnaround for the Thanksgiving Day game — he told players after the walk-through that he did have a “productive” meeting with ownership, sources said.


“We have not talked this week, and that was scheduled,” Nagy told media while declining to say when he last met with ownership. “We have a good schedule over the years where we have discussions, like you guys always hear us talk about. We have constant communication. I always think it’s good and healthy, and so we stayed on course. With the bye week and then with the short turnaround and with game prep, we have not.”

Sometime between saying that and heading to the Walter Payton Center for the second walk-through, Nagy did meet with ownership, according to sources. Those sources said Nagy told players that it was about them moving forward and that no one knows what tomorrow will bring, and they said he broke down the team on “family.”

He did not shed any light on his status, the sources said, which left some players angry that he didn’t address the report head on, less than 48 hours before the team will try to end a five-game losing streak against the winless Lions (0-9-1) in a nationally televised game. It sets up to be a potential debacle for a franchise that has suffered through more than its share of embarrassments in the last decade.
If this is true watch for the players to stick the final fork into him on thursday just to finish him off.
 

Valuist

EOG Master
With the total down to 41, and maybe falling even further, have to start looking at the over. Dalton definitely is an upgrade in the passing game, Montgomery is healthy, and the Bears D is anything BUT healthy. Just decimated too much by injuries. Detroit passing game obviously weak with Boyle, but looked good running the ball, and the Bears D just can't be trusted right now. Obviously, no weather conditions to worry about. Detroit with 9 straight games under 20 points scored. Think a good chance that ends on Thursday.

The first matchup had 38 points, but the Lions were only 1 of 5 in the red zone. The Bears D had Mack, Hicks and Eddie Jackson in that game. Jackson might be able to play, but the other two won't.
 
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blueline

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cue the circus music :

Dan Pompei

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Source: George McCaskey addressed the Bears players and coaches today and told them there was no truth to the report that Matt Nagy will be fired after the game Thursday.
 
I read a good one on this today. Bears really need to tank because they need draft help at a lot of positions, and are at a critical point in the schedule where they should start losing most games. Firing the coach that has lost the room probably hurts any tanking efforts. Meanwhile the Lions have plenty of leeway to win a game, maybe even two so they won't need to hold back here.
 

Valuist

EOG Master
I read a good one on this today. Bears really need to tank because they need draft help at a lot of positions, and are at a critical point in the schedule where they should start losing most games. Firing the coach that has lost the room probably hurts any tanking efforts. Meanwhile the Lions have plenty of leeway to win a game, maybe even two so they won't need to hold back here.

The Bears don't have a first rounder for 2022, as they traded away the pick to move up to take Fields. I think it was the Giants who they traded with.
 

blueline

EOG Master
maybe the romo praise on sunday worked :

league sources tell Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic that Pace could be retained for the 2022 season, which would mark his eighth year on the job. After all, there are currently three clubs — the Buccaneers, Cardinals and Chargers — that have hired three head coaches under one GM, and all three of those teams have legitimate championship aspirations. Plus, Bears ownership generally places a high value on stability and thinks rather highly of Pace, which could give the team’s top exec one more bite at the apple.
 
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