Bears coach Nagy denies reports of imminent dismissal


Matt Nagy, head coach of Chicago Bears, denied reports that he would be fired this weekend.

Earlier, there were reports that Nagy would be fired this weekend after the Thanksgiving Day clash with Detroit.

Quoting high-level sources, a Tuesday report said Nagy’s services would be terminated after Bears’ outing against Lions Thursday.

The Bears have been going through a disastrous season off late, with them losing their last five games. They also suffered late defeats against Pittsburgh and Baltimore, making their survival difficult.

Nagy will bring back veteran Andy Dalton at Ford Field. The Bears’ offense has scored the fourth fewest points in the entire league this season.

Besides, a campaign against Nagy has been strengthening.

“Fire Nagy” chants were heard at a high-school playoff game in Cary Grove and during the NBA clash between the Bulls and Indiana Pacers Monday.

While reacting to reports suggesting his imminent dismissal, Nagy was quoted as saying in reports: “That is not accurate. My focus is on these players and Detroit, and that’s it. That’s my job as a head coach and a leader, is to do that. These players have been amazing. They’ve been great. You have this quick turnaround after a loss. The only thing we can do is focus on the now and do everything we can. Thursday is going to be here quickly.”

Nagy however admitted that he had not spoken to owner George McCaskey, team president Ted Phillips or general manager Ryan Pace this week.

However, it remains to be seen whether Nagy could retain his post in the team. It is quite unusual for an NFL coach to expect his team owners to inform him of his dismissal. It all depends on the outcome of a few games. If the team continues its losing streak, the management will have to take a decision on its coach very soon.


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