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Nagy Blows Another Call: Says Dalton Still the Starter

Matt Nagy has made a number of bad calls, from questionable timeouts to failing to adjust his playbook to his personnel. Therefore, his recent statements about the quarterback situation are predictable. Just like his offense.

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So, after having local, national, and perhaps even interplanetary media call him out on his horrible decision-making for Justin Fields’ first start, Matt Nagy changed a few things for the game against Detroit. Or, rather, he allowed Bill Lazor to change a few things. However, that has apparently been too much success for the former Arena League quarterback.

On Monday, Nagy “clarified” that when Andy Dalton was again healthy, that he would be the starter.

Chicago fans should not really be surprised. With the city scaling back from large public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, it makes sense that Nagy would want to keep Club Dub closed as often as possible as a public health measure.

Wait, no, that’s not it.

Chicago fans should not really be surprised. Nagy has proven to be unable to adjust to nearly any situation outside of the defense handing him short fields so his anemic and erratic playcalling can scrape out wins despite never landing in the top half of the league.

Yeah, that seems more accurate.

There are many views on when to start a quarterback who might be the future of the franchise. There are many views on how to develop that quarterback into a player who can lead a team for a decade. And, of course, there are many views on the viability of Andy Dalton as a starter in the 2021 NFL.

None of those views matter. What matters is that Matt Nagy is the person with the power for the moment, and he says Dalton is the 1st-string quarterback. The person with the power to intervene—Ryan Pace—seems to be staying out of this one, at least publicly. As a result, Fields and the future of Chicago’s offense remain in the hands of the brilliant mind who urges “Be You”. After all, who you are doesn’t matter. He’s going to do things his way no matter what.


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