Bears coach Matt Nagy offers up play-calling vs. Lions however insists 'every thing goes via me'
Matt Nagy spent 4 years as an offensive assistant with the Chiefs after which was introduced in by the Bears as head coach to attempt to revitalize their offense forward of the 2018 season.
Since then, Nagy has by no means been one to draw back from calling performs. However in his staff’s 24-14 Week 4 victory over division rival Detroit, it was coordinator Invoice Lazor’s sport plan that propelled the offense.
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For Lazor’s efforts, the Bears — led by rookie QB Justin Fields — scored greater than 20 factors for the primary time this season and gained a season-high 373 yards. By the primary three weeks, the Bears have been second to final in factors and final in complete yards.
Nagy did not increase on what he meant when he stated “finally it goes via me” with regard to play-calling.
This is not the primary time Lazor has known as performs. He drew up the schemes and sport plans late within the 2020 season because the Bears drove to an NFC wild-card berth. Within the seven video games Lazor known as performs, the Bears’ offense averaged 27.7 factors and 348.9 yards per sport.
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Final April, Nagy stated he’d retake the play-calling duties from Lazor, who beforehand was an offensive coordnator with the Bengals and Dolphins.
“So far as calling performs, I will be the one calling performs this 12 months,” Nagy stated. “That is an thrilling factor for me to get again to understanding the place we’re at. The enjoyable half proper now could be doing what we wish to do higher, getting that proper with coaches and gamers which might be going to be with us.”
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However Nagy was cryptic this week and would not decide to saying who would name the performs in opposition to the Lions.
“With out entering into specifics of what we’re going to do and the way we’re going to do it with — not simply that stuff however different subjects — I’m going to maintain that inside and I feel that’s the most effective half proper now for us,” Nagy stated.
Then got here Sunday’s postgame when Nagy stated Lazor known as the performs and complimented his OC’s scheme.
The Bears will tackle the Raiders subsequent week and the Packers the week after that. It is unknown whether or not Lazor or Nagy can be within the quarterback’s ear going ahead.
However no matter Lazor did Sunday labored and was sufficient to get Chicago (2-2) again to .500.