The Chicago Bears made it official that general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy will be returning to the team in 2021. The collaborative partners addressed the media in their annual end-of-year press conference, where they fielded an array of questions from the media.
As usual, there wasn’t much to be learned from their press conference instead of continued promises of turning things around, the importance of culture and the collaboration between Pace and Nagy.
Naturally, Twitter had plenty to say about Pace and Nagy’s press conference, including a lack of accountability, concerns about anything changing with this regime and the outlook of this franchise.
Nagy and Pace at the Bears press conference pic.twitter.com/Tk8tJDLgup
— Kenny Julius (@kennykungfu619) January 13, 2021
Listening to Pace and Nagy talk: they have drunk the mediocrity Kool Aid served up by @chicagobears ownership.
— Stephen Lake ن (@sdlake) January 13, 2021
How many times can Pace and Nagy say “it’s on me” before WE FIRE THEM????
— Sander I (@SanderTheFirst) January 13, 2021
Free Agents when Ryan Pace or Matt Nagy call them this off season pic.twitter.com/J2p07hFoJY
— Matt Gniecki 🐻⬇️ (@whiskeytacomatt) January 13, 2021
For as annoying as Pace/Nagy can be, listening to them actually talk about football is a 180 from what George & Ted just attempted to do. #Bears
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) January 13, 2021
I don't understand. Did Nagy and Pace not work together to identify and acquire Foles? https://t.co/lsRmU2FCP5
— Jack Savio (@Jack_Savio5) January 13, 2021
One last point. Lovie won 10 games and got fired.
Pace and Nagy oversaw a six-game losing streak and kept their jobs.
— Nick Schultz 😷 (@NickSchultz_7) January 13, 2021
Yall gotta be fair now. Look, I want Nagy and Pace fired but you gotta give them credit. The talent they've added over the last 3 years through the draft has been very good.
Come on now, yall gotta be fair.
— none (@ejayjones49) January 13, 2021
Nagy and Pace are singing a stirring chorus o “You and Me Against the World”. Hitting a lot of bad notes
— Rocky mccoy (@RobertJMccoy1) January 13, 2021
No longer anger, genuine analysis:
The Bears are going to trade up and draft a QB in the 2021 Draft, because it will buy Pace and Nagy another year when at the end-of-year press conference 2021 they discuss how he has growing pains
Adjust your mocks accordingly
— Brad Spielberger (@PFF_Brad) January 13, 2021
Soooo, Ryan Pace is relying on Matt Nagy to tell him how to do his job and draft a quarterback? Is that what I'm hearing?
— Courtney (@Courtney2688) January 13, 2021
Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy AKA Visor Guy…..are still growing together.
Back to you.
— PaleHose Kid (@SoxGarden) January 13, 2021
It seems like #Bears GM Ryan Pace & HC Matt Nagy are doubling down on QB Nick Foles.
Reminder: They praised Leonard Floyd & Adam Shaheen last year. #NFL
— Frank Grizzly (@GrizzlyGridiron) January 13, 2021
So Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace are staying and Allen Robinson likely isn't. This sucks.
— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) January 13, 2021
Apparently Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are fantastic at collaborating with each other. That’s why they traded for Nick Foles and got an atrocious 2-5 record from him as a starter in 2020.
— Noah Osen (@NoahOsen) January 13, 2021
I just want to know why it's such a big secret about Pace and Nagy's contracts. What horrible truths do we not know?!?!
— Furious George (@FuriousGeorge94) January 13, 2021
Can we as invested fans see some anger at the current state of this #bears franchise please from Pace and Nagy! They are so scripted with buzz words like #collaboration. We all deserve better to find out why these people are getting all these chances.
— Pete Maros (@pistolpete54) January 13, 2021
Phillips, Pace and Nagy are going to forever use the excuse of bad QB play for their lack of success. #Mitch is not the reason you are bottom 5 in nearly every offensive category. You've had 3 years of an offensive "genius" as HC. This org is a joke. #Bears #IStandWithMitch pic.twitter.com/kejbUm39di
— Spencer (@spangs10) January 13, 2021
Shoutout to the #Chicago media.
— The Chicago Crossover (@chicrossover1) January 13, 2021
— Andy Neal (@jandrewneal) January 13, 2021
mccaskey, nagy and pace during the press conference pic.twitter.com/c3Fhr4RXr1
— alex v. (@woodenlugan) January 13, 2021
This not to say that the firing was wrong. But as a Bears fan with Nagy and Pace sticking around, this makes my blood boil. https://t.co/mzunN1DGot
— Keith Rural (@fleskered) January 13, 2021
I think Nagy, Pace, Phillips, and McCaskey might hang a “lost 6 games in a row” banner at Soldier Field. #Bears
— Zach Leslie (@thezachleslie) January 13, 2021
The Bears keeping Pace AND Nagy is a beautiful sight. They really think it was all Mitch’s fault. Have fun with that Bear fans…
— Sports guy (@ae_sports24) January 13, 2021
So the gist of this press conference is that nothing was Pace or Nagy’s fault. Got it. This is embarrassing lol
— FlavaRave (@FlavaRave) January 13, 2021