Matt Nagy denies report of imminent firing from Bears front

Matt Nagy denies report of imminent firing from Bears front

The Chicago head coach denied that he had been informed of his removal from office, effective after Thursday’s game against Detroit.

The head coach of the Chicago Bears, Matt Nagy, denied a report to the effect that he had been informed that he would be fired after Thursday’s meeting in front of the Detroit Lions, clarifying that he has not spoken with the owners of the club about his employment status.

“That is not accurate,” he revealed Nagy Tuesday afternoon during a 10-minute meeting with reporters focused primarily on a report that cited a “top source.”

Nagy said he has not chatted with the owner George McCaskey, the team president Ted phillips, nor the general manager Ryan pace this week. The group has scheduled regular meetings, according to Nagy, but he was absent from this week’s meeting due to the short time available to prepare for the next game.

The Bears (3-7) have lost five straight games and return to quarterback Andy dalton this week due to a rib injury suffered by the rookie Justin fields last Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Nagy said Fields he would return to the role of starter once he is healthy enough to do so.

It would be highly unusual for a team of the NFL informing a coach of your imminent dismissal, but allowing him to lead the next match. But what Nagy being fired later in the season, or at its conclusion, is another matter, one he declined to comment on Tuesday.

When asked if he had been assured that he would retain his position in the future, Nagy He said: “My focus is on these players and Detroit, and that’s it. That’s my job as a head coach and as a leader, to do that. These players have been incredible. They have been incredible. You got this quick comeback [a la acción] after a defeat like that, and now you must continue. The only thing we can do is focus on the now and do everything possible. Thursday will come quickly. “

The Bears did not immediately make available to McCaskey, Phillips or Pace with the media to discuss the report. When asked if he would have preferred a public denial from one of them, Nagy replied: “We all have our own decisions about how we do things, and I think that throughout all this time, for me and for the leaders, we have had great communication, again, it is focused on Detroit. There it is all “.

Nagy led the Bears to a 12-4 record and a playoff appearance in his first season, 2018. Los Bears They finished the 2019 and 2020 seasons 8-8.

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