NFL Fans Roast Bears Coach Matt Nagy For Defending The League’s Taunting Rules

NFL fans roast Matt Nagy defending the taunting rule

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  • Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has one of the hottest seats in the NFL as he continues misuse a talented roster, lose games, and not make any meaningful in-game changes
  • Instead of adapting and overcoming his offensive failures, Matt Nagy has chosen to instead deflect attention and publicly support the NFL’s taunting rule which is awful
  • Nagy defended the NFL’s taunting rule by claiming he believes in respect and NFL fans roasted him alive for his horrendous take
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It’s kind of a miracle that Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy still has a job. The Bears have lost four games in a row. Chicago’s offense ranks 2nd to last in the NFL in Yards Per Game, 2nd to last in total yards, and 4th worst in points scored. The Bears defense is solid but Matt Nagy’s supposed to be this ‘offensive guru’, at least that’s what the fans were told, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. That’s why seeing him getting roasted on social media (below) is pretty enjoyable.

Instead of taking responsibility for his team’s offensive woes like a great leader would, Matt Nagy instead chose to spread the blame around to every single person on his team. He told reporters “it’s no one’s fault other than everybody’s” which is sure to help with locker room morale.

Matt Nagy then used a little re-direction and changed the topic of conversation to defending the NFL’s horrendous taunting rule. The league’s awful Taunting Rule and haphazard enforcement of that rule has been the worst part of this NFL season. Matt’s comments about the taunting rule are completely laughable. The rule is an abomination:

“People watch, and people want to see a little bit of respect and a little bit of doing things the right way. It doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, but there’s young kids right now that are watching games, and what happens is you go to one of these sporting events and you might see some imitation going on that’s taking it over the top. I’m a firm believer in respect and just kids growing and watching and we have a huge platform as leaders. Players and coaches. Let’s understand what the rules are, let’d do it the right way. Let’s still have fun — these guys are still having fun and not taunting. You can still have a great time. But let’s stay within the rules as we do it.”

Ah, yes, ‘kids are watching’ so players shouldn’t be allowed to celebrate when facing a certain direction on the field. That’s such a laughably trash take I’ll just stop now and let these Twitter reactions to Matt Nagy’s comments.

NFL Fans Roast Matt Nagy For Defending Taunting Rule

To that last point, Matt Nagy currently leads all NFL coaches as ‘first to be fired in 2021’. His current odds to be fired are +160 while Urban Meyer sits in second at +400 and the rest of the field is +1000 or more.

From where I’m sitting, it feels like there are multiple reasons for Nagy to come out and defend a rule that’s universally despised by football fans. It’s possible he’s trying to appear more favorable to league administrators because he might be in search of a new job in the very near future. It’s also possible he’s just trying to change the conversation from discussing his failures as an NFL head coach to people talking about his awful takes.

The Chicago Bears face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and then they travel to Detroit to play the winless Lions on Thanksgiving. Matt Nagy has already beaten the Lions once this season and looking at the schedule it’s sad that (1) NFL fans will be forced to watch that game on Thanksgiving and (2) a potential Nagy win over the Lions will just delay the inevitable and keep him on the hot seat for another week.