Sifting via the rubble that was the Bears’ 36-25 pounding by the New Orleans Saints…
Matt Nagy stated Sunday night time with some forcefulness that his recommendation to his gamers was to don “horse blinders and earmuffs,” his means of claiming to tune out all exterior forces when issues flip troublesome. Neither he nor his gamers appear ready to try this very nicely.
Huge receiver Allen Robinson received right into a Twitter spat after the sport with a follower who gigged the vast receiver for speaking trash along with his crew trailing by 20 factors. Tarik Cohen did a Twitter-scoff over Saint gamers poking enjoyable on the running back’s short stature.
After which there was Nagy himself, who ended his post-game press convention by beginning off the rostrum earlier than evident at this author, who had shaken his head (privately, to myself, again a number of rows from Nagy’s lectern) a pair instances whereas taking notes on a few of Nagy’s extra puzzling utterances.
Nagy angrily requested, “You all right?! You all right?!” or one thing like that. He actually wasn’t asking about my well being or well-being.
The pinnacle coach of an NFL crew taking umbrage at a few small head-shakes, with no concept what any difficulty might need been, would not set a powerful instance.
Nagy’s message Monday was head-scratching. “You [media] guys are friends,” he stated. “I look at you all as friends. I don’t see you as critics.”
Then, within the subsequent breath, a special tack along with his “friends:” “First of all, you will never pull me down,” Nagy stated. “That’s No. 1. Never. You won’t do it. Second of all, you’ll never pull our team down. It doesn’t matter what we’re going through. It’ll never happen. Not under my watch. That’s just not how we roll.”