What I wouldn’t give for the embarrassment of the day to be about feet. But, in so, so many ways, the Chicago Bears are not the Green Bay Packers.
After a report that Matt Nagy had been informed he was fired, effective after tomorrow’s Lions game, after Nagy and his coaches were forced to face the media on their own and say we don’t know anything about that, and after a subsequent report that sure made it sound like Nagy would eventually be fired, and after a separate report that suggested owner and chairman George McCaskey was really the one making QB-related football decisions (holy crap it’s been a week, and I didn’t even mention the chants or the player anger or the ARob stuff) … ONLY NOW does Bears ownership respond:
Source: George McCaskey addressed the Bears players and coaches today and told them there was no truth to the report that Matt Nagy will be fired after the game Thursday.
— Dan Pompei (@danpompei) November 24, 2021
So many responses.
First and foremost, no one could have said anything YESTERDAY before the whole thing went clown shoes? By waiting another day, you make it seem like you were never really sure about anything, and you’re just reacting (badly!) because of the swirl of rumors.
Secondly, are we playing with words there? The report – as it was stated – wasn’t true, but does that mean no decisions have been made? I mean, nobody is actually going to try to pretend Nagy’s job is salvageable at this point, right? What exactly is going on? (I am asking that question on repeat lately.)
Thirdly, if the stuff about the players being all done with Nagy was true, wouldn’t they be even more bothered by McCaskey’s visit?
Fourthly, why aren’t you saying any of this publicly? Why is GM Ryan Pace nowhere to be found? Why are you letting this chaos persist?
I’m sure there will be more ridiculousness to come, but maybe now – for the next 24 hours, at least – it can be about the Bears playing the Lions in the most meaningful meaningless game in recent memory?