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After Some “Amazing Healthy Conversations” Matt Nagy Still Won’t Say Who’s Calling Plays or Starting at QB This Sunday

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We’ve had three sleeps since the Bears put forth an offensive debacle in Week 3’s loss to the Browns.

I don’t know about you, but three sleeps tends to be enough for me to sort through my thoughts and feelings and to help me find clarity. But I can’t say the same about the Bears:

When asked about who’d be calling plays in this Sunday’s game against the Lions, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy did not divulge an answer that would provide clarity. Instead, he was citing “amazing healthy conversations” occurring within the confines of Halas Hall, before saying he’ll keep the decision internal. Because, hey, you’ve gotta keep the Lions on their toes … right!?

If any of this feels familiar, Nagy said the same thing last November when his future as a play-caller in question. And he did so days before handing play-calling duties to Bill Lazor. As for a bonus call-back, Nagy was more direct in October 2019 when he was asked if he would give up play-calling duties while his offense spun their wheels.

So, once again, I am asking, if Nagy was calling plays, he’d just come out and say so … right?

History tells us this is an implication that Lazor (or perhaps someone else?) will call plays on Sunday. We probably won’t know until the game begins. Or if the play calls tend to make more sense than they did the week before. But that’s certainly not a lock. Long story short, there was a LOT said without providing much substance at all.

As for who’s starting at QB, Nagy found himself doubling down on the depth chart. That means Andy Dalton remains QB1, if healthy, and Justin Fields is still your QB2. But that is the case ONLY if both he and Dalton are healthy, which they … may be? May not be. It was also unclear.  There is an expectation that both Fields (hand) and Dalton (knee) will practice in some capacity on Wednesday. So figure some more clarity will come once that first injury report posts later in the afternoon.

More from Nagy and his press conference below:



Author: Luis Medina

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