Nagy went from a first-year Coach of the Year to an unemployed coach in record time.
While some people that would defend Nagy point to injuries, others know it was his play-calling that killed Chicago.
However, it makes some fans suspicious of Matt Eberflus, who is a first time head coach just like Nagy was in 2018.
With some parallels between Nagy and Eberflus, it’s easy to see why fans would worry.
But there’s three reasons Bears fans shouldn’t worry that he is the next Nagy.
3. Eberflus Won’t Be Calling Plays Like Nagy Did In Chicago
Nagy wasn’t the best play-caller for offense in his time with Chicago.
Most fans knew it and even some players have been seen talking to him about it.
— BotiMnOt⚛️ (@flowmike23) May 1, 2022
However, Eberflus doesn’t believe in that same approach as the head coach of a team.
He believes the coordinators should handle those duties, a relief for Bears fans.
With him focused on being a head coach, and allowing his coordinators to do their job, they won’t be micromanaged.
He seems to know his role is to only step in if things are failing.
That’s a 180 from a head coach who injected himself into every part of the offense in his four years in Chicago.
2. He Comes To Chicago With Retooled Management
It might not seem like much, but a fresh start with a new head coach and new general manager can help Chicago.
The new pair have time to work together as a team, something Ryan Pace and Nagy tried before but didn’t click.
Nagy would focus on tight ends with Pace, thinking about how Travis Kelce was a mismatch in Kansas City for defenses.
dam i thought he was in the nagy offense they loved tight ends they had 10 on the active roster lol thats all him and ryan poles loved was tight ends and he came from kc they feature the tight end
— deon harris (@deonharris14) April 17, 2022
However, with those two focusing on one position, Ryan Poles and Eberflus are focusing on team needs.
With them working together to rebuild the pieces of the Chicago franchise, they can show they are the best combo.
It also helps with showing fans that their new head coach isn’t a repeat of their previous one.
1. Eberflus Got All The Coaches He Worked With In Indianapolis
One problem some people saw Nagy having in Chicago was he didn’t have his coaches from Kansas City joining him.
While that could have helped Nagy having people he knew and trusted around him, he didn’t show he could overcome that.
However, Eberflus snagged several of the coaches he worked with during his time with the Colts.
While those coaches are all defensive ones, they know his mindset with the defensive side of the ball.
He won’t need to interfere with their coaching because they know what he likes already.
The Bears former head coach never had a system of coaching that Eberflus enjoys with Chicago.
It gives him the biggest edge against Nagy coming into this NFL season with the Bears.
He has all the tools to succeed in Chicago, something Nagy never had during his head coaching time.NEXT: Kyler Gordon Is Showing The Bears Why He Was A Steal