Matt Nagy believes Bears need to learn to finish
The Chicago Bears let one slip away Sunday night, losing to the Green Bay Packers, 24-23. Bears head coach Matt Nagy wants his team to have a finishing mindset.
The Chicago Bears’ loss on Sunday night to the Green Bay Packers, despite the collapse, had its highlights. Khalil Mack made his Bears debut and had a forced fumble, recovery, sack, and an interception return for a touchdown. But new Bears head coach Matt Nagy isn’t focusing on moral victories. Instead, he wants his Bears team to focus on finishing games in the future, so evenings such as this past Sunday won’t happen again.
” So we’ve got to really have that finish mentality. We can’t talk about it. We’ve got to do it, everybody included. I think our guys need to understand that close isn’t good enough, which they will. They know that and they understand it’s a long season. Nobody wanted this game more than we did. It definitely hurts, like I said last night. It stings. But we need to use this. We need to go ahead and use this to get better.”
The injury to Aaron Rodgers, playing in Green Bay and the return of Rodgers in the third quarter who happens to be one of the league’s most iconic players spelled out a perfect storm. On the flip side, Nagy and the Bears should feel certain for their future on both sides of the ball. Mack’s defensive stat line should give Nagy optimism for the future, while second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky went 23-of-35 passing for a 65.7percent completion rate with no touchdowns or interceptions.
With last Sunday’s 20-point collapse behind him, Nagy must get his Bears to look forward to the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks, like the Bears, will look to right the ship for their season.