Home Sports Chicago Bears Q&A: Would Matt Nagy’s job be in jeopardy with a loss to the Detroit Lions this week? If ‘everything is on the table,’ will anything actually change? Is Justin Fields holding the ball too long?

Chicago Bears Q&A: Would Matt Nagy’s job be in jeopardy with a loss to the Detroit Lions this week? If ‘everything is on the table,’ will anything actually change? Is Justin Fields holding the ball too long?

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Yes, I think something shifts this week. I don’t think Nagy would introduce the idea that everything is being inspected and weighed, knowing the message that sends, and then do nothing. The biggest change he could make is handing off play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, something he did last season before the Week 10 game with the Minnesota Vikings. Nagy announced in the offseason he would be the play caller again this season, and he did so because he’s the head coach, he believes he’s highly qualified in that area and if it’s his job on the line, he’s going to pilot the ship. But with the Bears struggling badly, he might cede responsibilities to Lazor again with the hope that a different perspective could lead to an offensive bump. Otherwise, if he continues as play caller and the offense remains broken, he’s exposed and vulnerable even for an organization that, as I said above, never has fired a coach in season. We’ll see if the team has an announcement Wednesday or Thursday, but a shift to Lazor as the play caller would not surprise me. If Nagy wasn’t willing to seriously consider this, I doubt he would have said “everything is on the table.” It’s possible when he said it, a move was already in the works.

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