Stephen A. admits: I've been too tough on Matt Nagy and the Bears | First Take

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Stephen A. admits: I've been too tough on Matt Nagy and the Bears | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss which rookie QB is most likely to start a playoff game this season.
0:00 Mel Kiper explains why Justin Fields shouldn't be ruled out as a potential starter.
0:30 Stephen A. admits he was too hard on Bears head coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace.
2:25 Max weighs in on how Fields compares to former Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky.
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ESPN
ESPN Acum 12 Zile
0:00​ Mel Kiper explains why Justin Fields shouldn't be ruled out as a potential starter. 0:30​ Stephen A. admits he was too hard on Bears head coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace. 2:25​ Max weighs in on how Fields compares to former Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky.
David Lairson
David Lairson Acum 6 ore
Dalton is doomed Nagy has had Foles start & that was a failure Trubisky was a failure in Nagys system & now there planning on starting Dalton what possibly could they be thinking is going to be any different with Dalton before the season ends Fields will be starting & if he starts & fails which will probably happen Nagy will & should probably be gone
Rich Loki
Rich Loki Acum 7 Zile
@Randall May Nagy needs to do a far better job of play calling with Fields at QB. Period. He shouldn’t be calling plays anyways. The offense has been extremely predictable. We’ll see what happens in time but if Fields doesn’t develop well it’s on Nagy 100% and he’ll be gone.
Randall May
Randall May Acum 7 Zile
@Rich Loki The problem with Trubisky is that there is no way to utilize him properly. He can't pocket pass because he doesn't know to check down receivers fast enough, and Nagy tried RPOs, but Trubs couldn't do that either. He can't throw on the run, and he is off target on the deep ball. Nagy is a good coach. He still managed an above .500 record in three seasons, and took them to the playoffs once, and backed in a second time. They did this despite Trubisky, not because of him.
Rich Loki
Rich Loki Acum 7 Zile
Ryan Pace basically made a statement to Matt Nagy by selecting Justin Fields. “Make it work or you’re gone.” If we see Fields heading down the same path that Trubisky did because of Nagy not utilizing him properly, expect a coaching change before the season is over.
Kevin Turner
Kevin Turner Acum 8 Zile
If Nagy was the Bears coach back when they took Trubisky, the wouldn't have took Trubisky, they would have picked Maholmes like they did in KC when Nagy was their OC. Fields will be a top 5 QB and Nagy will be considered a great Coach 5 years from now.
Uncle Jones
Uncle Jones Acum 4 Zile
Somebody gotta check Smith because Nagy wasn’t there when Mitch was drafted
Lo'Down Media
Lo'Down Media Acum 5 Zile
Man Stephen A...you were not wrong about that terrible draft pick the Bears made, drafting Tribisky, that was one of the worst decisions I've ever seen them make
ccth22
ccth22 Acum 6 Zile
Matt Nagy is 28-22. People will harp on two of those losses being in the playoffs. But it least they haven’t been sitting home every January with him in place. He’s having to change culture in Chicago. Which I don’t believe is easy.
Josh Ogden
Josh Ogden Acum 6 Zile
Nagy didn’t draft Mitch. He drafted mahomes.
J Sanders
J Sanders Acum 6 Zile
The other analysts know naggy wasn't part of the bears when they got Mitch. They just don't like Steven A enough to tell him 😂
SOUFSIDESHCAGO
SOUFSIDESHCAGO Acum 6 Zile
Sure, let’s just continue to belabor the Trubisky drivel. 🙄🙄🙄🐻⬇️♾
sammy O
sammy O Acum 6 Zile
SAS is always hard on chicago! It’s that NY in him
donald byrom
donald byrom Acum 7 Zile
SAS is an idiot who doesn't do his homework
Allen Mac
Allen Mac Acum 7 Zile
Thank you Stephen A. For the public pressure on the bears cus we needed it sooooo bad
Nathan Bain
Nathan Bain Acum 7 Zile
“Not Ohio state” As if Ohio state is better than Alabama. Have you watched college football the last 10 years? Alabama has been the cream of crop. Tf are you talking about molly. She got hired for her looks and thinks she got hired for her sports knowledge. Your a moderator. Stop talking so much. Especially stop cutting people off. It’s disgusting. Only reason max and Stephan a allow it is because her husband is Jalen.
Jus Desireable
Jus Desireable Acum 7 Zile
Nagy and Pace has done now to keep his job. The fact he didn't want to coach Mitch that was Nagy's issue. Lets not let him off too easy. Thanks for saying that Mel.
nextmanup 312
nextmanup 312 Acum 7 Zile
Nagy wasn’t in Chicago when Mitch was drafted. Get your facts straight Stephen A.
Boo Manchu
Boo Manchu Acum 7 Zile
Steven is absolutely right about being pissed, only problem is he needs to say RYAN PACE you bubbleheaded loud talkin moron
Robert Davis
Robert Davis Acum 8 Zile
Will someone tell Steven A Smith that Nagy wasn't there when Mitch was drafted, he was with KC.
Kevin Turner
Kevin Turner Acum 8 Zile
If Nagy was the Bears coach back when they took Trubisky, the wouldn't have took Trubisky, they would have picked Maholmes like they did in KC when Nagy was their OC. Fields will be a top 5 QB and Nagy will be considered a great Coach 5 years from now.
buster brown
buster brown Acum 8 Zile
Mel kiper, Trubiscuit was inaccurate downfield and couldn't read defenses.
sirrobert butcher
sirrobert butcher Acum 8 Zile
@stephen a. You keep including Nagy in drafting Trubisky he was not there. Nagy helped draft Mahomes so that wasn’t his QB and probably was disguised with Mitch.
Jim Wong
Jim Wong Acum 8 Zile
Nagy questionable play call. ruined 😵😵 trubisky
Erik Thomas
Erik Thomas Acum 8 Zile
Nagy wasn’t the coach when the Bears drafted Trubyski, John Fox was.
m bauer1980
m bauer1980 Acum 9 Zile
Nagy didn't draft Mitch, John Fox did
Deezy Productions
Deezy Productions Acum 9 Zile
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ray ki
ray ki Acum 9 Zile
If Jenkins is good the bears offensive line will be solid this year. Cody Whitehair and James Daniels were both pro bowlers.
Chairman Meow
Chairman Meow Acum 9 Zile
Someone needs to tell stephen that nagy was in KC when we traded for trubisky, he had nothing to do with it. secondly who is tyreek cohen?
Tony A
Tony A Acum 9 Zile
Molly is supposed to mediate but she's doing a horrible job at it.
William D
William D Acum 9 Zile
Somebody tell this guy Matt Nagy wasn't there when they drafted Money Mitch
James Hall
James Hall Acum 9 Zile
Matt Nagy was NOT in Chicago when they drafted Trubisky. He was in KC and helped pick Mahomes...people forget that.
M Mundle
M Mundle Acum 9 Zile
NAGY WASNT HERE WHEN THAT PICK WAS MADE
Crazy Height
Crazy Height Acum 9 Zile
Stephen first Doesn’t realize chuck pagano isn’t the DC anymore, and then names Anthony Miller and not Darnell Mooney 💀💀💀💀
Ryan Zanrich
Ryan Zanrich Acum 9 Zile
Deshaun Watson never playing again
Carlos Nazario
Carlos Nazario Acum 9 Zile
He still cannot admit that he was wrong in blaming Nagy for Trubisky. Nagy wasn't even the coach when the Bears drafted the kid
Larseus
Larseus Acum 9 Zile
Matt Nagy had no involvement with the Trubisky decision, DeShaun Watson, Mahomes, he wasn't even the coach for the Bears. I don't think Nagy had faith in Trubisky, it just didn't work out and I think he knew that and just turned his head on Trubisky. I mean you gotta respect him for that, he knew it just wasn't going to work and that's that.
TheSwampLord
TheSwampLord Acum 9 Zile
Stephen A has the worst takes it’s a miracle he still has a job.
Mathew DiStefano
Mathew DiStefano Acum 9 Zile
I don’t think people have been too harsh. Heavy public criticism is part of the territory and is one of the only guarantees for nfl coaches. The bears made the playoffs off of their defense and coach blamed the kicker his first year, blamed the qb the second year, then screwed up trubisky’s benching while he was the best option on the team and they had a good record. Perhaps the coach just isn’t that great and is looking for scapegoats to deflect responsibility?
Teengenerate77
Teengenerate77 Acum 10 Zile
3 guys who clearly don’t ever watch the Bears or even pretend to follow them.
William Allen
William Allen Acum 10 Zile
Man, I live near Chicago and I’m no Bears fan, but Nagy is a damned fine coach. There’s maybe three other guys coaching right now that could take Trubisky to the playoffs twice. And Trubisky was a PACE draft, not Nagy. Pace is the problem
BIGDIREWOLF
BIGDIREWOLF Acum 10 Zile
Nagy didn’t draft Mitch he wasn’t even with the bears lol 😂
Raul G
Raul G Acum 10 Zile
The Bears are NOT a playoff caliber team. And I'm a die-hard fan since 1985. It kills me to see this charade year after year. Great defenses, good ground game, no QB. Pace has to go.
Dylan Schoepf
Dylan Schoepf Acum 10 Zile
Nagy didn't draft trubisky sas
Keith Kingery
Keith Kingery Acum 10 Zile
Would someone tell this meathead that Nagy wasn't with the bears when Trubisky was drafted.
austin lamonge
austin lamonge Acum 10 Zile
When people say they have a qb that’s a run threat they lose all credibility in my eyes I understand there are Lamar Jackson’s out there but cmon
Name Here
Name Here Acum 10 Zile
Nice to see professionals saying Trubiskys fall off wasn’t all on him👍
Nick Nguyen
Nick Nguyen Acum 10 Zile
Typical Stephen A. Smith. Always changing his facts.
Warren Klatt
Warren Klatt Acum 10 Zile
Anybody else notice how disappointed fields looked when he found out the bears drafted him. Lol.
Y2K
Y2K Acum 10 Zile
The Bears could have got Tom Brady, anyone. The Bears O-Line cancelled all that. Mitch isn't as bad a player as the talking heads, and his stats show. Again if you can't block, everything else is null and void.
Rick Danna
Rick Danna Acum 10 Zile
He hasn't been too hard on Nagy and the Bears, he hasn't given Tubisky enough credit for being terrible though.
Dominic Bandola
Dominic Bandola Acum 10 Zile
so an 8-8 bears team, didn't have good Qb play and still made the playoffs 2/3 years. We have Justin Fields and now we won't be good enough!? we are Super bowl contenders for sure with him. we got new weapons for him. HOPEFULLY he pans out then watch out for the Chicago Bears!
Chris Tammaro
Chris Tammaro Acum 10 Zile
Bears chargers pats n jags had some of the best draft in history
Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith Acum 10 Zile
Nagy wasn't the coach when the Bears drafted Trubisky!! Fox was the coach!!
Joker
Joker Acum 10 Zile
Trubisky had nothing to do with nagy...he wasn't the headcoach when trubisky was drafted
CpuWaiy
CpuWaiy Acum 11 Zile
Trubisky was already picked before nagy got here
Stefan Lal
Stefan Lal Acum 11 Zile
Hopefully the bears will actually develop justin fields. We already know the bears track record with developing quarterbacks.
Meco Yo
Meco Yo Acum 11 Zile
Finally
Slimkidd730
Slimkidd730 Acum 11 Zile
Its the truth, It isnt Matt Nagy, its their GM. Nagy is pretty good. Not his fault Tribuisky was a bust and his GM was the one who did it.
Boogsie Lewis
Boogsie Lewis Acum 11 Zile
Man Stephen a needs to do sum research on the bears😂🤦‍♂️
zhamel jackson
zhamel jackson Acum 11 Zile
Mel had Mitch over Watson!!
zhamel jackson
zhamel jackson Acum 11 Zile
Naggy didn’t draft Mitch.
Richard Davis
Richard Davis Acum 11 Zile
Nagy has yet to prove his worth. Lets hold our apologies until he proves he can run a successful NFL offense
A.F.S.
A.F.S. Acum 11 Zile
Still talking about Nagy picking Mitch when he wasn’t even there!
raulbaseball
raulbaseball Acum 11 Zile
As a bears fan, they’ve deserved all the criticism they’ve gotten up to this point
JOSE T
JOSE T Acum 11 Zile
Who's going to tell Stephen that Naggy was the one who recruited Mahomes when he was in KC
Bryan Bryan
Bryan Bryan Acum 11 Zile
Why don’t the bears play in an indoor arena or a dome ? It’s literally the WINDY city you can’t expect greatness from a QB who has to play against great defenses and Mother Nature lol
Mike Bishop
Mike Bishop Acum 11 Zile
Hit the nail on the head talking about Mitch could have been a bit better if the line could block to save their lives...
Jeanine sanders
Jeanine sanders Acum 11 Zile
Love you on GH Stephen
Killa Killa
Killa Killa Acum 11 Zile
Justin Field going to start game number 1 trust me the Giants gave them a gem 💎 and we still got Danny Turnovers smh watch Justin Field take them to the playoffs and fighting for the wildcard spot he going be scary 😈.
T 1000
T 1000 Acum 11 Zile
Trubisky as a qb is not really fast max...justin fields is fast and more!
Antwan Terry
Antwan Terry Acum 11 Zile
Nagy wasn't the coach when paced moved up to pick mitch 🤔
Craig Chapman
Craig Chapman Acum 11 Zile
molly was mad disrespectful with that "real school" comment
Coney Islandi
Coney Islandi Acum 11 Zile
Pagano not even the DC anymore do these guys actually even care
Kenyon Johnson
Kenyon Johnson Acum 11 Zile
Did she just say it's not Ohio State to Bama?
King Kobra
King Kobra Acum 11 Zile
Stephen A. take was almost as bad as the Hunter Henry-Derrick Johnson one. This man doesn’t research football at all. Stick to the NBA 🤦🏽‍♂️🤣😂
Christian Leonardo
Christian Leonardo Acum 11 Zile
SAS is dumb asl matt nagy was in kc when they drafted mahomes john fox was in chicago 😂😂
Tameika Jones
Tameika Jones Acum 11 Zile
Matt Nagy is spectacularly brilliant you’ll see
Dave O'Dowd
Dave O'Dowd Acum 11 Zile
Stephen A you need to stop blaming Nagy for trubisky. He didn’t draft him Pace did
K L
K L Acum 11 Zile
What!!! Trivisky was a panicker... he made poor decisions under pressure.... way too often... bottom line trubisky wasn’t good enough.
Raul Rivera
Raul Rivera Acum 11 Zile
Its ALABAMA!!! LMAO way to end the segment.
Payton Axtell
Payton Axtell Acum 11 Zile
He still thinks nagy drafted trubisky lmaooo
raziale23
raziale23 Acum 11 Zile
Is anybody gonna tell Stephen A smith that Matt Nagy wasn’t with the bears when they drafted Mitch and was actually with chiefs!!! You know the ones that picked mahomes..
Tl Haloyn
Tl Haloyn Acum 11 Zile
Stay on him Stephen he deserves it. Makes him better. He's a good coach we need him to be great.
A
A Acum 11 Zile
Nagy wasn’t even there when the Bears picked Trubisky
ryan rzepecki
ryan rzepecki Acum 11 Zile
How does Stephen A. get paid so much money and still not realize that Nagy was in Kansas City when trubisky was drafted ?
Nautilus1972
Nautilus1972 Acum 11 Zile
Let's see how Nagy messes Fields up. Nagy told Mitch to stop running and Mitch listened to him. That was his only good point. Pace got a reprieve, Nagy hasn't.
Chitex03
Chitex03 Acum 12 Zile
We’ll definitely see what Nagy is about and how he helps develop Fields in the next few seasons. It’s not so much about making the playoffs this year, but seeing how your future QB develops and is he turning into a stud or a dud by next year. Nagy will still need to balance the offense and run the ball with Montgomery. I hope we can trust his play calling in a new season.
M3RK D3RP0301
M3RK D3RP0301 Acum 12 Zile
Looks like Jenkins is going to start since the Bears let Charles Leno go.
Leonidas Rockefellar
Leonidas Rockefellar Acum 12 Zile
NAGY DIDNT DRAFT TRUBISKY. ALSO OUR O LINE IS STACKED NOW.....
Jordan Larry
Jordan Larry Acum 12 Zile
If the man is ready he should play
Ron Ponce
Ron Ponce Acum 12 Zile
For the love of god! Just scroll down one second and 👍 when you see someone already said it.
JoshuaFuller1000
JoshuaFuller1000 Acum 12 Zile
Pagano retired, Stephen Shittard A.
Jaybills Games
Jaybills Games Acum 12 Zile
STEPHEN, FOR THE 100TH TIME, NAGY WAS NOT OUR COACH WHEN TRUBISKY WAS DRAFTED, JOHN FOX WAS, AND EVEN THAN, JOHN FOX SAID HE WANTED WATSON, NOT MITCH. *MATT NAGY WAS WITH KC PUSHING FOR MAHOMES TO BE DRAFTED WHEN PACE GOT MITCH.*
Brandon Watts
Brandon Watts Acum 12 Zile
Why won't anybody correct Stephen A when he says nagy and pace passed up mahomes and Watson. There is so much ignorance in that statement.
Istealthl Gaming
Istealthl Gaming Acum 12 Zile
Somebody has to tell stephen A that Nagy was not the coach when Trubisky was drafted. It was John Fox. In trying to apologize to Nagy, he partially blames him for one of the biggest draft blunders in history that he had no hand in. However, as a Bears fan, i wouldve fired Nagy already for his playcalling
bg147
bg147 Acum 12 Zile
What in the world? Nagy hasn't coached a game since the end of the season and Smith has done a full 180 in the interim. Why is he even talking? The Bears have 8-9 guaranteed losses this year against the best teams and on the road.
alderone1
alderone1 Acum 12 Zile
Nagy wasent there to draft trubisky that was all pace
bg147
bg147 Acum 12 Zile
The guys was out coached left and right by other coaches. Plus, he refused to adjust his play calling to capitalize on Trubisky's strengths. As soon as the play calling went to Lazor, they improved.
X X
X X Acum 12 Zile
Is stephen A really criticizing passing on watson in May of 2021? Wow.
Bimo Sunupoernomo
Bimo Sunupoernomo Acum 12 Zile
No you do not. Watch, Justin Field will be like another QB from Ohio State, will flop big time. Not in thebeginning but eventually will flop, just wait.
someonesaidstfu
someonesaidstfu Acum 12 Zile
He only said that because they drafted a black QB LOL What a tool.
handymandy20
handymandy20 Acum 12 Zile
Lol that mans job is as good as gone!!! Should have gotten Mac Jones!!!
Armin Paul
Armin Paul Acum 12 Zile
Chuck Pagano retired lol. He is no longer our defensive coordinator
Gamo The Legend
Gamo The Legend Acum 12 Zile
he was DC not OC
Reuben X
Reuben X Acum 12 Zile
Trubisky couldn’t make the throws that was required to be truly a dual threat
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