Chicago Bears: Matt Nagy was right to rest the starters

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The Chicago Bears beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. The biggest takeaway was that this is Matt Nagy’s team and he is making the right decisions.

Last night, I gave Chicago Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy a hard time for his decision to sit most of the starters against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.

My premise was that quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the rest of the offense haven’t played in enough game action in the new offense to be prepared for week one of the regular season against the Green Bay Packers.

Nagy said the team had their best week of practice and wanted to make sure the team was healthy going into the regular season. It would also give a lot of the depth players a great opportunity to showcase their places on the team and boy, did they ever impress.

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The Bears won by a score of 27-20 and even that doesn’t do it justice. The backups on the Bears dominated the Chiefs all game long on Saturday. Yes, the second and third string Bears dominated the starting Chiefs offense and defense.

I think that speaks volumes about the players that sat out the game. Maybe the starters actually are prepared for the regular season and Nagy actually knows his team better than us.

Nagy really stood by his decision and believes that the result of week one (whichever it may be) will have nothing to do with holding the starters out of the third preseason game. Nagy was so eager to voice his reasoning for it that when the Bears PR told reporters “last question” Nagy waived it off saying he’ll answer anything. That is a head coach that is a real man.

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It was the teacher vs the pupil on Saturday and Nagy’s backups beat Reid’s starters. Nagy has done nothing but impress me and prove me wrong up to this point. That bodes well for the Bears and I can’t wait for the regular season.