Matt Nagy Reminds Bears To Embrace The Process

"I love where we're at, and I'm excited," Nagy says.

McNeil & Parkins Show
July 26, 2019 - 6:32 pm

(670 The Score) While he's happy to hear his Bears are embracing the championship expectations that they're openly discussing, coach Matt Nagy also understands it's his job to keep the group level-headed.

"I understand the fans' side and everybody," Nagy said on the McNeil & Parkins Show on Friday after the Bears' first practice of training camp. "Everyone is so excited here in the city of Chicago, and we love that. That's what it's all about. That's why we do what we do. It's so powerful to see the amount of fans and support that we have.

"But my job is to make sure we pull back and understand 32 teams right now have a goal to win the Super Bowl. Realistically, how many are there? Well, we hope that we're one of those. But at the same time, we're crazy if we think that we're just going to step on the field and make it to the Super Bowl.

"Do we have talent? Yes. Do we have high-character guys? Yes. But we have to make sure that we stick by our process, and our process is taking it one day at a time with our guys and knowing that you got to have depth as well. Because that's how competition is created."

The Bears went 12-4 and won the NFC North in 2018 before losing in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Nagy declined to answer whether the Bears have the best roster in the NFL, but he was otherwise full of praise for the work of general manager Ryan Pace and the front office.

"I feel really good with our roster," Nagy said. "I feel really, really good. I love where we're at, and I'm excited."