Chicago Bears: Foles’ damning quote on Nagy was ‘miscommunication’

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During a brutal Monday Night Football loss, a controversial quote from Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles surfaced.

Monday night, the Chicago Bears endured a drubbing at the hands of Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams. Two years in a row, this team has been embarrassed on prime time television by Jared Goff and company.

Throughout the entire game, head coach Matt Nagy was the clear culprit of many errors and an overall unpreparedness by the Bears. But, one of the most frustrating things to watch as a fan was the inability to get lined up and snap the ball in a timely, organized fashion.

One particular series saw the Bears run a play, then call a timeout. The timeout was followed by another play, and then another timeout.

There was no dire shortage of time, mind you.

Followed by their second timeout in four plays was a Nick Foles sack. The entire drive looked to end in a complete, disorganized disaster. But, who was truly at fault for burning timeouts and failing to establish a rhythm?

It did not get much better for the Chicago Bears quarterback, nor his head coach.

Later in the game, ESPN commentator and former Bears quarterback Brian Griese proceeded to air out some dirty laundry, courtesy of a conversation he had with Foles. According to Griese, Foles had this to say about his head coach:

"“Sometimes play calls come in and I know I don’t have time to execute that play call. I’m the one out here getting hit. Sometimes the guy calling the plays, Matt Nagy, doesn’t know how much time there is back here.” (Griese via MNF broadcast)"

That’s a pretty serious development and one enormous accusation, if true.

Following the game, it was obvious what question reporters wouldn’t be able to pass up, asking Foles about that quote from Griese.

According to Adam Jahns, Foles told Bears reporters via Zoom that it “was definitely a miscommunication between Brian and I.”

The question is, though, was that a miscommunication? It makes perfect sense. The series earlier in the game would be fully explained by that particular quote. With the Bears offense unable to get lined up on time, looking lost and confused, they burned two timeouts in a matter of four plays when the clock wasn’t an issue.

Foles is the guy back there getting hit. Foles is the guy feeling the pressure and seeing the field. If he felt even remotely rushed or uncomfortable with some of Nagy’s play calling, it would not come as a surprise to anyone.

You do not have to be an insider, coach, analyst or “expert” to figure out that this quote from Foles may actually be right on the money. It was apparent all game that Nagy had no idea what he was doing calling plays.

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In the next couple of days, let’s hope this gets explained and that a solution to the blatant problem is presented and agreed upon from all sides of the offense and organization.