Instant Reaction to New Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy

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Yesterday, the Chicago Bears announced the hiring of erstwhile Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy as the 16th head coach in franchise history. GM Ryan Pace, recent recipient of a largely undeserved 2 year contract extension, worked harder than Ernie Accorsi in picking a winner this time around, interviewing 6 candidates before giving into the recency effect and pulling the trigger on Nagy. Plenty of coverage out there in the blogosphere about how this is an awesome pick or a questionable one or great for Truth Biscuit. But at DFO, we go beyond link round-ups to get you deep, penetrating analysis.

Let’s take a quick look at new Coach Nagy, shall we (lots of information drawn from the Chefs’ media guide:

Name? Matt Nagy. Not seeing any middle name or even a “Matthew” in any coverage, even going back to puff pieces from his former employer.
College? University of Delaware.
Does that make him a Fightin’ Blue Hen?  Yes, it does.
Did he play football there? Um, he majored in health and physical education, so it’s not like he went there for the education.
Was he any good? His senior year he threw for 3,436 yards and 29 TDs, the latter a school record and the former second only to Mr. Elite. But it was Delaware, so take a big ole pile of salt with that stat. People I’ve never heard of who played with him are really excited, though.
Did he play in the NFL? Hell no.
Whaaaaaa? Eh, he was an Arena League Quarterback for six seasons, with pretty good stats:  18,866 yards, 374 TDs, and a quarterback rating of 115.1. But that was leading the New York Dragons (2002), Carolina Cobras (2004), Georgia Force (2005-06), and Columbus Destroyers (2007-08), so maybe don’t put away your salt shaker yet.
Who gave him his first NFL job? Andy Reid in Philly.
Who gave him his second NFL job? Andy Reid in Philly.
Um, ok, who gave him his third NFL job? Andy Reid in Kansas City.
And then? No and then.
Has he been a head coach before? Nope.
Who does he compare to in terms of coaching experience before becoming head coach of the Bears? Um, I don’t know how to say this other than he’s probably in a windowless white van right now.
Related to Charles Nagy?  No.
Does he have kids? Yes.
Do they have stupid names?  Yup, Brayden, Tate, Jaxon, and Jett.
Will he bring Vic Fangio back as the Defensive Coordinator? Sure hope so. Decent chance the McCaskeys are too cheap to pay the man, though.
So is this a good hire? Eh, maybe? I mean, given his mentor, I’m expecting his clock management to be worse than Flava Flav in a KY wrestling match.

But let’s be honest: nobody cares what a Bears fan thinks. What did the actual Bears have to say about this choice to fill John Fox’s completely scuffed piss and shit-covered shoes?

“RAWR!”

 

 

“ROOOOAR!”

 

:SNORE:

 

“YAAAAAY!”
:tripping bear balls:
“Nagy makes sense as a QB-oriented coach for a team with all of its eggs in the Trubisky basket. But as with any unproven commodity, he’s a risk. Will Fangio want to work under him? If not, will the defense have his back if he’s seen as chasing off their guy? Can he keep these guys healthy and motivated? Will he bring Andy Reid regular season success or Andy Reid post-season incompetence? As you can see, I have a lot of questions, but also a train to catch.”

 

“OMNOMNOM”

 

“ROOOOAR!”
BrettFavresColonoscopy

BrettFavresColonoscopy

BFC is a Chicago native transplanted to our nation’s capital and transplanted again to the mountain West. He enjoys football, whisky, and the oxford comma.
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BFC is a Chicago native transplanted to our nation's capital and transplanted again to the mountain West. He enjoys football, whisky, and the oxford comma.

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ballsofsteelandfury

I LOVE your links!

Doktor Zymm

What a well-spoken bear!

MitchKissingTitsbisky
MitchKissingTitsbisky

Would have preferred the Minnesota OC or Jim Bob Cooter (just in name alone he deserved consideration) but as long as he doesn’t stare into the ether with his mouth agape confused as to how football works he is already far and away better than keeping John Fox.

blaxabbath

Do they have stupid names? Yup, Brayden, Tate, Jaxon, and Jett.

Wife and I have to come up with a boys name now and, call me old fashioned, but the current edition of popular baby names is not to my liking. Everything either ends with ‘-a’ or is like a Great Brands version of a real name. Oh, your kid is Brandon? “No, it’s Brayden.” Oh, you’re Emily? “No, it’s Emma.”

Why would you commit the kid to a lifetime of avoidable name spelling challenges arbitrarily? Then again, maybe I’m wrong and when young Mike (or whatever we name him) grows up, people will just be like, “What is this spelling? Just be normal like everyone else and spell your name Myce.”

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SonOfSpam

Upgrayedd is a nice game.

Doktor Zymm

Emma is actually an old school name, and easier to spell than Emily, though both names derive from the same origin. Brayden is just some dumb madeup shit that’s only a good name for a donkey.

JerBear50
JerBear50

As someone with a normal name that’s spelled differently despite not being a millennial, I can confirm it is nothing but a giant fucking pain in the ass. It doesn’t change my sense of identity, it doesn’t make me feel different in any sort of real way, it only causes hassles. Most people are too fucking dumb to spell and pronounce names that are spelled properly. Switch something up on them and you’re doomed to a lifetime of constantly repeating yourself and correcting people. Don’t do it.

I know you think you’re being original but this isn’t about you. That’s the whole problem with dumb kid names– it’s not for the kid, it’s just barely disguised self-flattery. Change your own fucking name if you’re that worried about it. Let your kid just be Mike or Robert or Amy or Sarah or whatever. If they want their name to be some weird thing when they get old enough, then they can change it.

sunrisesunrise

Emma was at the top of our list and her middle name was already going to be Lee. Then we realized it was the top name in San Diego at the time. And we didn’t want to be stupid parents naming her Emma Lee and no one ever getting it right.

ballsofsteelandfury

Mike is a FINE name!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

What does Buddy think?

yeah right

From the looks of his picture he looks like he would fight Tomsula over the contents of the recycle bin.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

This guy’s a LOSER in all caps. Just the names of his kids is a dead give away. Jaxon? Really? I know your hick wife picked these stupid names and yet you didn’t have the balls to stop her, you great big pussy.

On a separate note, I think “The Doughnuts” would be a great name for an Arena Football team, regardless of the city. And it should be spelled “Doughnuts,” with all those extra letters that I normally disapprove of.

monty this seems strange to me

Wait! First you complain about “Jaxon”, which has 2 fewer letters than the conventional spelling, then you say you disapprove of extra letters. BRICK IS WAFFLING ON HIS ECONOMIC POLICY FOR CHARACTER USAGE

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I disapprove of extra letters, and I also disapprove of made-up names. “Donut” is also a no-go, unless it is “Do-Nut” and uses good graphic design. My rules may seem arbitrary but are in fact very precise and are ultimately correct.

TLDR: Doughnut=Good, Jaxon=Stupid

monty this seems strange to me

“Waffles and doughnuts?”
– Andy Reid

Game Time Decision
Game Time Decision

Coach Nagy. Sounds more like a philosophy than a name.

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monty this seems strange to me

passive aggressive comment

“Here, I’ll give you another copy of the playbook in case you lost yours.”

LemonJello
LemonJello

“I’m sure you’re trying to do your best out there, but maybe next time you throw the ball to someone wearing our uniform?”

Game Time Decision
Game Time Decision

yes, dear

litre_cola

Yep totally thought that there woud be leather clad hairy gentlemen on this post.

LemonJello
LemonJello

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monty this seems strange to me

I would prefer actual bears commentary over Collinsworth.

SonOfSpam

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“This might be a good hire, but then I don’t watch much sportsball.”

nomonkeyfun

“I always love to get beat by Bears. Oh you mean the other kind. Them I live to beat.”

-A.R. from Green Bay

Beerguyrob

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Don T

Kudos to Nagy for having an agent or PR person throw out there his alleged gushing over Trubisky. I can imagine the interview: “We loved him in KC! Oh how we kicked outselves when you geniuses and potential new employer picked him. How lucky for the non-retread fella who gets to be the Bears head coach” [pointing thumbs to himself]. Show me an employer immune to validation and flattery, and I’ll call FICTION!
The Bears always end up on prime time anyway, so they might as well be good. Go Nagy.