It seems that wherever there are Bears fans, frustration is growing with Matt Nagy.
Nagy was booed and criticized both at Soldier Field’s friendlies and on social media, but Monday night that criticism spread to another Chicago sports venue – the United Center, home of the club. Bulls.
With the Bears at 3-7 and losing their fifth game in a row, fans at United Center began chants of “Fire Nagy” with just over nine minutes remaining in the Bulls’ game against the Pacers. .
The Bears have never fired a coach mid-season, but Thursday’s loss to the unbeaten Lions could speed things up and make fans’ wishes come true. Chicago, although Nagy is an offensive-leaning head coach, ranks last in the NFL for offense passing, 30th for first knockdowns and 31st for total yards.
Rookie defender Justin Fields has also been underwhelming in his first eight games. He completed just 58.1% of his passes, had just 4 touchdowns to 8 interceptions, and averaged just 136.1 yards per game.
At various times this year, Nagy has give up calling duty, bewildered about his headphones are not working and even most recently Monday continued his uncertainty about who was the starting midfielder for the team between Andy Dalton and Fields when both were healthy.
The Bears’ schedule didn’t get any easier following Thursday’s tilt with the Lions as they took on the Packers and Cardinals shortly after, giving the other Bears a chance to let Nagy go if they win on Thanksgiving.