Matt Nagy and his coaching staff have been rigorously criticized this 2021 NFL season. They are not holding themselves too well while speaking to the media. After losing to the Arizona Cardinals, the head coach for the Chicago Bears and his assistants talked about their most recent defeat.
They also discussed their plans for the remaining five games. Both Nagy and offensive line coach Juan Castillo managed to get critical comments for their deemed hypocritical, illogical, and downright baffling.
Teven Jenkins was active for his first NFL game in the team’s loss to Arizona. He played just two snaps on special teams. Chicago moved up in the second round of the draft this year to select Jenkins with the hope he’ll become the starting left tackle for years to come. The rookie came back from surgery in August, It’s quite understandable that the team will bring him along slowly.
Chris Emma of 670 The Score weighed in on the situation.
“Right now, we’re trying to work him and get him ready. In an emergency thing, if something happened to Jason (Peters), right now he would be the one to come in. We’re trying to catch him up. I mean, he hasn’t done a lot of football. We’re working hard, trying to get him ready in case something like that happens. We’re just working him slowly. He’s still recovering, all those things. We’re just working him slowly.”
“The rookies put up the tree in the meeting room,” Castillo said. “You should see what that tree looks like. It’s a beautiful tree. It’s decorated right. Well, you say it doesn’t matter. Everything matters, man. That tells you what’s kind of individual he is, where everything is on point, everything is detailed. That’s the kind of student he is, listening, paying attention, and then watching Jason too. So I think it’s a good learning experience for him.”
Luis Medina of Bleacher Nation accused Nagy of flat-out hypocrisy. Nagy was criticized after he suggested that the team wasn’t going to play Jenkins. According to him, there was still technically a possibility that Chicago could make the playoffs. It sure isn’t a good look for the Bears head coach if this is the case which it certainly appears to be.