Did Nagy Put Together The Perfect Coaching Staff?

Published January 13, 2018 at 10:54

When the Chicago Bears and general manager Ryan Pace announced the hiring of Matt Nagy as their new head coach, it did raise some eyebrows. While being a product of Andy Reid, Nagy doesn't have any previous head coaching experience, however when all is said and done, Nagy and Pace might have put together the perfect staff to get the team back in the playoffs. After helping guide Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith to one of his best career seasons, in Mitch Trubisky Nagy will also find a QB who's more comfortable throwing on the move and depends more on accuracy than arm strength. Mark Helfrich, the man Nagy hired as OC is a product of Chip Kelly's system, a system which was designed to isolate playmakers, reward speed and simplify quarterback reads. Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard could give both Nagy and Helfrich the hands down best RB combination they've ever worked with. While the team will need to address some WR help during the offseason, it looks like they have a gem in Adam Shaheen at TE and don't forget Cameron Meredith didn't play all of 2017. On the defensive side of things, the ideal happened with Vic Fangio returning to oversee the defense that he built. Despite only three opening day starters playing all 16 games (Kyle Fuller, Eddie Jackson and Akiem Hicks), the defense ranked in the top 10 for a variety of stats.
While the team will probably look for some help at cornerback, the Bears look like they shouldn't have any problems improving on their 5-11 record.

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