Matt Nagy Had Been Crushing on Mitch Trubisky Before He Was Hired and Other Bullets

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Matt Nagy Had Been Crushing on Mitch Trubisky Before He Was Hired and Other Bullets

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I’ve skipped breakfast as a meal the last two days. So you can say my new balanced eating plan for the new year has stumbled out of the gate. Onward.

  • It was on this date last year when Matt Nagy really started to pique our interest as a head-coaching candidate:

  • As we detailed in our post, reports surfaced that Nagy – who the Bears had just formally requested an interview with back when he was Kansas City’s OC – and the Chiefs loved Mitch Trubisky. It got us to thinking about how the Chiefs were believed to be one of the teams who had their eyes on Trubisky before the Bears made the trade to snag him. Let’s not forget that the Chiefs were one of the teams who scheduled a private workout with Trubisky prior to the draft and that Andy Reid has since confirmed the team’s pre-draft interest in Trubisky. A year later, Nagy is on the cusp of coaching the Bears in their first playoff game since January 2011. Time flies.
  • Of course, not everyone was on board with the idea:

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  • It’s neat to think Nagy could have been an Eagles quarterback had it not been for the NFL taking the fun out of a competitive advantage:

  • Three Bears defenders pop up on Bleacher Report’s version of the NFL All-Pro Team. Edge rusher Khalil Mack, cornerback Kyle Fuller, and safety Eddie Jackson make the cut because duh. Fuller has stacked another career year on top of the one he had in a contract year last season, Jackson has taken a major second-year leap, and Mack has been the force up front that has helped everyone around him get better. There are cases to be made for Akiem Hicks, Roquan Smith, and others, but getting three players to be viewed in such high regard shows how great this defense has been in 2018.
  • Who’s the best safety in football? That would be Eddie Jackson, according to Pro Football Focus. Jackson leads the league’s safeties with 10 forced incompletions and has limited opposing quarterbacks to a 54.9 passer rating when they target him. Sounds like what you’d expect from the highest-graded safety in the NFL.
  • No Bears offensive players make the cut, but maybe we’ll see someone like Anthony Miller take a second-year leap much like the one Jackson took in his second season. But before that happens, Miller will need to get healthy first:

  • Miller came up with 33 catches, 423 yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns as a rookie. And to do so while dealing with a bum shoulder is no small feat. Shoulder injuries are tricky (and that’s putting it nicely) so we hope Miller can get back to full health in the offseason and deliver something special in Year 2.
  • I love democracy:

  • Khalil Mack is fun and popular:

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  • SOON!

  • In case you’re curious, playoff ticket prices are slipping a bit:

  • To be clear, they’re still going to cost you a chunk of change. But maybe something might slip into your price range between now and kickoff. I’m rooting for it to happen for you.
  • I’m glad someone still has faith and confidence in Cody Parkey:

  • Graphs are neat:

  • Oh, Grimey:



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.