Anthony Miller is annoying the heck out of Matt Nagy, but the Chicago Bears’ head coach is strangely cool with it.
A report recently pointed out Miller has been standing on the field with Nagy during practices, which is odd because players and coaches have their own domains and generally stick to their turf. In fact, Nagy admitted Miller’s standing with the head coach on the field is breaking a personal rule of his because that’s his world. And while that invasion of space isn’t something Nagy is 100 percent on board with, the head coach has been accommodating to his up-and-coming receiver.
“He’s breaking my rule a little because I don’t let people in between the hashes. That’s my world,” Nagy explained. “But I’m OK with it because he’s champing at the bit to get out there. He’s just trying to be better.”
It won’t be long until Miller leaves Nagy’s side and re-joins his teammates between the hashes.
Worth noting that #Bears coach Matt Nagy is optimistic WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) and TE Trey Burton (sports hernia) will be ready for the start of training camp next month.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) June 13, 2019
Miller has been sidelined during the team’s offseason training program as he has been recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Sometimes, players on the mend who are hitting the bounce-back trail get lost in the shuffle while they’re forced to watch their teammates put in work from the sidelines. So I can understand why Miller has been pushing the boundaries and doing whatever he can to be involved with the action and stay engaged with what’s happening on the field. Every little bit helps, even if Nagy might believe Miller is getting a little too close for comfort.