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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:54 pm

tribecalledquest wrote:
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Matt Nagy new Bears HC


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... head-coach
and just had a Bears fan text me....."The guy who couldn't get a point in the 2nd half, at home, versus the Titans." and didn't give Hunt the ball.

Still probably a good hire.
Recency bias at its worst. If he was a good hire before the playoff game he is still a good hire.
Exactly. And there are varied reports that Nagy only called the first 15 plays of Saturday's game if not the first half with Reid calling the remainder of the plays.

I gotta say I'm intrigued by the hire. The offense that Nagy ran in KC does feature a lot of things that Trubisky has the ability to do.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by real fan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 pm

tribecalledquest wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:24 am
JD wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:19 am
cpacmel wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:14 am
Matt Nagy new Bears HC


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... head-coach
and just had a Bears fan text me....."The guy who couldn't get a point in the 2nd half, at home, versus the Titans." and didn't give Hunt the ball.

Still probably a good hire.
Recency bias at its worst. If he was a good hire before the playoff game he is still a good hire.
Time will tell if this is a good hire or not. He will need good assistants to be successful just like every other team.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Redbird CC Fan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:02 am

Nagy will be the offensive play caller in addition to head coach. I always think it is a mistake for a head coach to call plays, but in this case in particular it is worse. Why would strong offensive assistant coaches or an OC come to the Bear's knowing the head coach isn't going to give you the authority and ability to develop as a coach? It isn't like Nagy is a so established that just working for him is enough to develop a coach like it is for more established coaches. Also, it seems a mistake to pretty much admit your head coach is ignoring one side of the ball. Does a good DC want to come in knowing the GM and head coach only care about the offense? Seems like a recipe to have an under performing defense which only makes the DC look bad. Finally, Nagy has only coached under Reid. He doesn't have extensive league contacts or respect to draw a strong set of assistant coaches. This means either he won't get them, or they the front office will play an oversized role in picking his assistants for him.
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by bigtime54 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:05 am

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So the Bear's hire an OC who called plays for a total of 6 whole games to coach an offense and team where the QB started 13 whole games after high school to throw and hand off to his primary, dynamic offensive weapons who played a total of 0 D1 games before being drafted. There is thinking outside the box, and there is being too clever for the sake of being too clever. Pace is starting to feel like the later.

Oh, the Bears are also blocking Fangio from interviews with other teams about DC openings until his contract is officially up tomorrow. That'll help bring in coaching talent.
This hire is not thinking outside the box. Nagy was one of the hot prospects in the game, sought after by most teams that had an opening. He comes from Andy Reid's coaching tree, which has been very successful. Reid himself calls him the best head coaching prospect he's ever had on his staff. I get questioning Pace on drafting the small school kids, jury is very much out on Shaheen, but Cohen has already proven he is worth the 4th rounder they used on him. By the way, their primary offensive weapon is Jordan Howard, and he did play D1 football at UAB then Indiana. Time will tell on Trubisky, I did want Watson at the time and Mitch certainly had ups and downs, but he also showed traits that he can be very very good. Here's hoping Nagy and his staff can bring it out. With the Fangio stuff, yeah it'd be great to keep him, but he knows he will never be a head coach, it's all about him choosing where he wants to be now and the money as well.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by bigtime54 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:13 am

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Nagy will be the offensive play caller in addition to head coach. I always think it is a mistake for a head coach to call plays, but in this case in particular it is worse. Why would strong offensive assistant coaches or an OC come to the Bear's knowing the head coach isn't going to give you the authority and ability to develop as a coach? It isn't like Nagy is a so established that just working for him is enough to develop a coach like it is for more established coaches. Also, it seems a mistake to pretty much admit your head coach is ignoring one side of the ball. Does a good DC want to come in knowing the GM and head coach only care about the offense? Seems like a recipe to have an under performing defense which only makes the DC look bad. Finally, Nagy has only coached under Reid. He doesn't have extensive league contacts or respect to draw a strong set of assistant coaches. This means either he won't get them, or they the front office will play an oversized role in picking his assistants for him.
Actually that is more attractive to veteran established D coordinator like Fangio. He knows that the head coach will give him autonomy to run the defense. Saying he won't get good assistants because he is young and only been with reid is absurd. It didn't hurt Pederson on Philly did it? He has a good staff. Shanahan, Pederson, and McVay are all young guys who call their own plays and they attracted quality offensive assistants, no reason that Nagy can't as well.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Redbird CC Fan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:52 am

bigtime54 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:13 am
Redbird CC Fan wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:02 am
Nagy will be the offensive play caller in addition to head coach. I always think it is a mistake for a head coach to call plays, but in this case in particular it is worse. Why would strong offensive assistant coaches or an OC come to the Bear's knowing the head coach isn't going to give you the authority and ability to develop as a coach? It isn't like Nagy is a so established that just working for him is enough to develop a coach like it is for more established coaches. Also, it seems a mistake to pretty much admit your head coach is ignoring one side of the ball. Does a good DC want to come in knowing the GM and head coach only care about the offense? Seems like a recipe to have an under performing defense which only makes the DC look bad. Finally, Nagy has only coached under Reid. He doesn't have extensive league contacts or respect to draw a strong set of assistant coaches. This means either he won't get them, or they the front office will play an oversized role in picking his assistants for him.
Actually that is more attractive to veteran established D coordinator like Fangio. He knows that the head coach will give him autonomy to run the defense. Saying he won't get good assistants because he is young and only been with reid is absurd. It didn't hurt Pederson on Philly did it? He has a good staff. Shanahan, Pederson, and McVay are all young guys who call their own plays and they attracted quality offensive assistants, no reason that Nagy can't as well.
For most coaches that call their own plays it catches up to them. Andy Reid and McCarthy are perfect examples of coaches who continue to take heat for not giving it up. It always seems to happen that one side of the ball suffers if the head coach is too involved one side or the other.

In the Bear's case, they have made it abundantly clear they are all in for the offense. The fact Fangio turned the Bears into a respectable defense is a miracle that will only get harder because the Bears have already stated they are going to focus on improving the offense via the draft and free agency. The Packers and New Orleans are examples of what will happen to the Bears defense. The offensive coach and GM focus all their attention on offense while their defenses stink.
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by bigtime54 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:06 am

Packers are going to hire Pettine (according to reports). Odds looking up to bring Fangio back.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by bigtime54 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Harry Hiestand first official hire for OL coach. Very good get, very well thought of as a teacher.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Redbird CC Fan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:49 am

Bears new OC has no NFL coaching experience at any level.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2204 ... oordinator

They really, really need Fangio.
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by deejay » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:12 pm

I wouldn’t worry about the NFL experience and I don’t care for hiring NFL retreads. Vic wants to go back to west coast. The longer he waits, the more likely he is gone. The thing I do like about Nagy, he has let all holdovers interview for positions. But he isn’t going to let grass grow under his feet.
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by bigtime54 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:03 pm

deejay wrote:
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I wouldn’t worry about the NFL experience and I don’t care for hiring NFL retreads. Vic wants to go back to west coast. The longer he waits, the more likely he is gone. The thing I do like about Nagy, he has let all holdovers interview for positions. But he isn’t going to let grass grow under his feet.
Ditto. I like the OC hire. The playbook is going to be a Andy Reid/Nagy playbook anyway, all Helfricht is going to do is help incorporate parts of the spread into it, which is a good thing. Still in on Fangio and trying to get DC from Cardinals if they can't get VIc, some say the guy from Cardinals is even better. They are on the right track so far.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by deejay » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:06 pm

I like what I see thus far.
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by dogsrus » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:52 pm

Fangio staying 3 year contract....
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by bigtime54 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:48 pm

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Fangio staying 3 year contract....
Love it!! Nagy and Pace earning universal praise from pundits on their hires so far.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:09 pm

bigtime54 wrote:
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Fangio staying 3 year contract....
Love it!! Nagy and Pace earning universal praise from pundits on their hires so far.
Same here. And them getting the coaching staff in place allows them all to be together and scout when Senior Bowl practices start the week after next.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:34 pm

Urlacher among 5 modern era players elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:22 pm

Bears making a few moves prior to free agency getting underway:

-Sign swing tackle Bradley Sowell to a 2 year deal. Solid o-lineman who can play guard in a pinch.
-Give original round tenders to Cam Meredith and Josh Bellamy. This give Bears the opportunity to match any team's contract offer to either one of them but they get no compensation if they decline. As much as people disliked Bellamy, he's better served as a special teamer for the team anyway.
-Give nickel corner Bryce Callahan, an RFA, a right of first refusal tender. Much like Meredith and Bellamy they have the right to match any other team's contract offer but don't get compensation if they decline.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by JD » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:08 am

Bears got Allen Robinson
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by CIS » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:19 pm

And they get Eagles TE Trey Burton. If Sheehan can develop the Bears might have a nice 1-2 combo at TE. Robinson is a stud if healthy and there is no reason why he shouldn't be. A good thing is he got injured in week one last year so he's had almost a whole year to recover and he's only 24. If He gets back to old status the Bears might have a real gem.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by dogsrus » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:32 pm

Also expected to sign Taylor Gabriel wide receiver Falcons four year deal...if he signs along with the Robinson signing I think drafting a WR first pick is out. I can see them grabbing one later but now they can go O line, Dback or best player available.
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:45 pm

Bears certainly making an early splash in free agency. The moves they've made thus far certainly have them pointing in the right direction. Of course it's also worth remembering that games aren't won in March.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:32 pm

Bears re-signing Prince Amukamara. 3 years, $27 million.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by dogsrus » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Your new backup QB Chase Daniels
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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by WILSON1 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:07 pm

I would be thrilled if the Bears were able to draft either Minkah Fitzpatrick or Quenton Nelson. Since I don’t want the Bears to go he rout of Indy and Luck I would prefer Nelson but either would have an immediate impact.

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Re: Chicago Bears 2017

Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:10 pm

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Your new backup QB Chase Daniel
Daniel isn't the worst pickup. He knows Nagy's system from his time in KC and Pace knows him from his time in New Orleans. He'll be a good back up to have for Trubisky.

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