Bears HC Matt Nagy insists he wasn’t calling plays vs. Cardinals

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  • Arizona Cardinals
    Arizona Cardinals
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  • Chicago Bears
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  • Matt Nagy
    Matt Nagy
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  • Andy Dalton
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  • Bill Lazor
    American football coach

The Chicago Bears dropped a disappointing 33-22 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, where a flurry of Chicago mistakes — including four Andy Dalton interceptions — gave Arizona a free win.

There were questions about whether head coach Matt Nagy had assumed play-calling duties during the game, as Nagy was seen on the sideline talking into a walkie talkie as a means to communicate with Dalton.

Nagy told reporters after the game that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor remains the play caller and that there were communication issues with the headset between Dalton and Lazor. Nagy said he was receiving the play calls from Lazor up in the booth and Nagy was conveying them to Dalton with his walkie talkie.

Nagy handed over play-calling duties to Lazor following a brutal Week 3 loss to the Cleveland Browns, where the offense looked to reach its lowest — at the time. It was the second time in two years Nagy surrendered play calling. And while it hasn’t been inspiring, it’s been better than Nagy.

Not that it mattered on Sunday, where Chicago’s offense helped gift-wrap a victory to the Cardinals, where four Dalton interceptions led to 23 points for Arizona.

It’s not just the play caller that’s the problem. It’s Nagy’s offense.

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