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Scathing Report shares new details about Matt Nagy’s treatment of Mitch Trubisky

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Matt Nagy was hired in 2018 to coach the Chicago Bears with a few key goals: boost offense and help then-quarterback Mitch Trubisky develop.

Things looked promising in Nagy’s first season. The Bears went 12-4, made the playoffs, and Trubisky had career-best passing yards (3,223), passing touchdowns (24), and rushing yards (421). Since then, things have gone downhill for Trubisky the Bears and Nagy every year, with the team choosing not to re-sign the QB after the 2020 season while parting ways with Nagy a year later.

With the Bears currently searching for a new head coach, sources close to the team had some revealing — and scathing — things to say about Nagy’s treatment of the young signal-caller, which was revealed in a Jan. 14 report by The Athletic’s Adam Jahns and Kevin Fishbain were described.

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According to Jahns and Fishbain, early in the 2020 season, Nagy was upset with Trubisky’s play and he openly berated the QB in front of the entire team after a Week 2 win over the Giants. Trubisky couldn’t properly read his progress on a particular piece, and Nagy had this answer:

“Trubisky’s passport to (Tight End Cole) Kmet should go elsewhere. Nagy had called for a three-route concept to Trubisky’s left: (wide receiver Darnell) Mooney ran a fade, Allen Robinson ran an out, and Tarik Cohen ran a swing route. Trubisky’s reads were supposed to take him from fade to out to swing, and the Giants defenseman covering Robinson slipped, leaving him wide open. Instead, Trubisky went over the middle to his tight end, which Nagy pointed out. “He ripped Mitch apart in front of the whole team,” a source said. “Nagy continued to chastise Mitch for not being trainable and not throwing it at the right man in front of the whole team,” said a second source.

While it’s not uncommon for head coaches to openly address and criticize their players in team briefings, Jahns and Fishbain reported that Nagy’s method of accountability rubbed his players in the wrong direction, particularly on defense, a unit the team used during the manager’s tenure Trainers often wore in Chicago.

“Nagy, like many coaches, often called players. … Defensive players, including Star Outside linebacker Khalil Mack, were also singled out. That bothered some, especially when defense played their part while Nagy’s offense stuttered.”

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“It was obvious that things didn’t work out with the quarterback and head coach. “Mitch has never checked the crates for Nagy since Day 1,” a source said,” Jahns and Fishbain wrote.

The Bears had eight to eight straight seasons in 2019 and 2020, and after the 2019 season ended, Trubisky and Nagy were supposed to hold a meeting to discuss how to improve and fix the ship, but according to the report, that’s how it is didn’t happen.

“After the conclusion of the 2019 season, Trubisky prepared to meet Nagy. They needed to talk. How were they going to do it? The quarterback prepared notes for the meeting. However, Nagy didn’t make it – “He didn’t show it,” said a source. Trubisky left his notes behind.”

Trubisky had mentioned towards the end of the 2020 season that some of his ideas for the offense had been ignored – this report certainly puts that notion in context. Jahns and Fishbain also revealed that Trubisky had made multiple attempts to voice his concerns about Nagy’s offense, which never progressed past 22nd in the NFL.

“‘[Trubisky would]be in the middle of camp and be like, ‘Guys, none of this stuff is working,’ or he’d point out the problems with the offense, and he’d get this, ‘Oh, no man. Don’t worry at all. It will all come together. have faith Trust the process,” a source said.

Nagy had a reputation for being a cheerful, relentlessly positive leader. If Jahns and Fishbain’s account is true — and they’re about as credible as it gets — Nagy may not have been the coach many thought he was.

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Nagy had a reputation for being a cheerful, relentlessly positive leader. If Jahns and Fishbain’s account is true — and they’re about as credible as it gets — Nagy may not have been the coach many thought he was.

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