It keeps getting worse for these Chicago Bears, and head coach Matt Nagy may not survive much longer.
Mitchell Trubisky was under center for a second-straight week, but the Chicago Bears lost their sixth-straight game after a strong opening half. The Detroit Lions stormed back to beat the Bears, scoring twice in the final two and a half minutes.
This is now the new rock bottom for head coach Matt Nagy and his Bears. At 5-7, the Bears are just about completely out of the playoff race (as if they’d do any damage if they got in) and Nagy’s future is in serious doubt.
That’s putting it nicely, by the way.
There are very few fans who want to see Nagy back after this year. After all, we’ve seen his inability to adapt all year long. The offense has sputtered. Sunday’s 30 points were the most points the Bears have scored in nine weeks, and the only time they’ve hit the 30-point mark in that time frame.
It’s clear the defense has quit on Nagy, for the most part; maybe more than just the defense, in fact. Whether it be disgruntled receivers Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson getting into it with fans on social media or even former players lashing out, Nagy clearly overstayed his welcome.
After the loss on Sunday afternoon, a couple of former Bears teammates took to Twitter to express their displeasure with Nagy. It started with former guard Kyle Long, who said a few things one after another, with this one being the most notable.
Long is right. The Bears don’t typically fire a head coach mid season. But, at what point does history get re-written in Chicago?
This is flat-out embarrassing. To have lost six in a row, with a championship caliber defense, is a gut punch. It’s unacceptable.
In addition to Long, former fan favorite running back Matt Forte chimed in via his Twitter account.
It’s pretty apparent how Forte feels, and fans are right there with him — at least the majority of fans.
It is far past time for Nagy to be fired, even if the Bears don’t historically act in such a fashion. Nagy must go, along with Bill Lazor and, heck, even Chuck Pagano. The defense hasn’t been perfect, and Pagano’s scheme doesn’t fit well with the aggressors up front.
Beyond the coaches and coordinators, Forte is dead on with calling out Ryan Pace. He’s had three chances to get the quarterback position corrected, and each one of them has turned out to be a miserable failure on his part.
It’s time for Pace and Nagy to go. Waste no more time with the decision. The Bears need to make a statement, immediately.