Nagy eased those concerns for Pace during their meeting in Kansas City on Sunday morning, taking full responsibility for the play-calling miscues and explaining how he will become a better coach from it. Nagy echoed that as he was introduced at Halas Hall on Tuesday afternoon as the 16th head coach in Bears' history.
A former quarterback for the Arena Football League, Nagy played collegiately at Delaware.
Former Bears Director of Pro Scouting, 670 The Score, and Pro Football Weekly analyst Greg Gabriel took some time to discuss the hire with Jarrett Payton on Monday for Sports Feed.
In the aftermath of the Chiefs' crushing 22-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Chiefs coach Andy Reid has repeatedly refused to elaborate on who called the plays in the second half of the game, in which the Chiefs blew a 18-point second-half lead. In this coaching cycle, the only coaches who could have been hired this week were Nagy and Carolina's Steve Wilks, so it makes sense that Pace stuck around KC.
The Bears' brass reached out to Nagy's agent, Trace Armstrong, and offered to push back the interview so he could refocus after the loss. "That's a learning situation for me".
The Bears and Nagy began an extensive interview process at a Kansas City hotel that lasted four-and-a-half hours. "There will be ups and downs and I'll be able to understand where those are at and I'll have Ryan there in my corner to say, 'Hey Matt, listen, maybe you should look at it this way or that way.' But I'm going to grow and that's the handsome part of being in this situation right now".
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"I called every single play in the second half", Nagy said.
Reid's staff in Kansas City has shown remarkably little turnover since his arrival in 2013, but coaches moving to new jobs have started to take their toll on the group's stability. When Pederson left to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016, Nagy earned a promotion to co-offensive coordinator along with Brad Childress. Despite that inexperience, he has been lauded for his work with quarterback Alex Smith. Nagy's offense should fit well with Trubisky's skill set.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace has plenty riding on him. The Bears will only be as good as the staff that Nagy is able to put together. That group includes Toub, Childress and Bieniemy along with defensive coordinator Bob Sutton among others. "When there's gray area, bad things happen". However, after Chicao has gone five straight seasons without finishing with a winning reocrd, Nagy faces an uphill battle as new head coach of the Bears. They're not allowed to block anyone from interviewing for head coaching jobs. If the answer to any of these questions is no, then Fangio will not be a part of the Bears' staff in 2018. That will be one of the many things Nagy will need to help solve.
Nagy will be the play-caller for Trubisky, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
These are exciting times for Bears fans, and the hope is that Nagy is the coach that Pace thinks he is.