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Jeff DickersonESPN Workers Writer
- Dickerson covers the Chicago Bears for ESPN’s NFL Nation. He is the co-host of “Dickerson & Hood” on the ESPN Radio nationwide community, and is heard in Chicago on ESPN 1000.
CHICAGO — Bears team of workers chairman George McCaskey addressed the gamers Wednesday and informed them coach Matt Nagy wouldn’t be fired after Thursday’s recreation in Detroit, sources informed ESPN on Wednesday, confirming an earlier file.
McCaskey’s message to the team of workers capped a tumultuous week when Nagy’s job location came under extreme scrutiny after a file Tuesday on Patch.com that claimed the Bears had already rapid Nagy that Thanksgiving’s recreation vs. the Lions would be his final, no subject the outcome.
Nagy denied the file on Tuesday, announcing “my level of interest is on these gamers and Detroit, and that is it. That’s my job as a head coach and a frontrunner, is to form that. These gamers had been wonderful. They’ve been big. You luxuriate in this rapid turnaround after a loss love [Sunday’s to the Baltimore Ravens], and now here you dawdle. The one real ingredient we are capable of form is level of interest on the now and form the total lot we are capable of. Thursday is going to be here mercurial.”
The Bears didn’t fabricate McCaskey or team of workers president Ted Phillips accessible to the media.
Losers of 5 straight, the Bears enter the Lions recreation at 3-7 and outside of the NFC playoff image.
To fabricate matters worse, Chicago ranks near the bottom of the league in most offensive courses — a running theme the past three years under Nagy, who used to be at the beginning employed in accordance alongside with his intensive skills within the Andy Reid system of offense in Philadelphia and Kansas Metropolis.
Lawful a couple of years ago, Nagy used to be named NFL Coach of the 300 and sixty five days (2018) because the Bears surged to 12-4 and reached the playoffs for the first time in eight years.
Chicago done 8-8 in 2019 and 2020 but qualified for the postseason final yr as a wild-card team of workers. Nagy is 0-2 within the playoffs.
The Athletic used to be the first to file that McCaskey’s assembly took space.