Chicago Bears: 3 crucial actions Matt Nagy must take vs. Bucs

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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy continues to be plagued by the same errors he made all of 2019.

There may not be a worse 3-1 team in the NFL in recent memory. The Chicago Bears are overly fortunate to have won three of their first four and boast this record a quarter of the way through the season.

Already, the Bears have amped up the quarterback controversy with Matt Nagy choosing to roll with Nick Foles over Mitchell Trubisky. While Foles provided a lift against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3, this past week was a different story.

Not to get the debate going again, but Foles’ presence on Sunday didn’t help the cause much. The problem wasn’t necessarily all Foles, though.

Nagy looked like he learned absolutely nothing from his mistakes a year ago when the Bears were a mediocre 8-8. He no longer looks like the offensive genius he was advertised to be when coming over from the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. His first year was a honeymoon. Since then, Nagy has been average at best in every aspect of coaching.

Whether it be how he handles injuries and how they relate to answering media questions, whom he chooses to give second, third and fourth chances (looking at you, Anthony Miller) or the head-scratching play calls, Nagy has plenty to improve upon.

If he doesn’t, both he and general manager Ryan Pace will be out after this year if the brass is smart. It’s difficult to still believe in Nagy when he continues to make the same mistakes, but we’ve seen him be capable of much more.

This Thursday night, he and the Bears have a quick turnaround against Tom Brady and the high-flying Bucs offense. The defense can only do so much with so little help on offense, and Nagy is going to need to make some adjustments.