Chicago Bears players revealed some drama-free, sleepless nights for players and coaches in a week that started with speculation about quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s job security and landed coach Matt Nagy at the center of more second-guessing.
“It’s been a crazy week,” Bears offensive tackle Charles Leno said. “We’ve had an interesting week, but it’s on to the next.”
Coach Matt Nagy will be addressing the media for the first time since his story escalated, he’s relieved it’s done and players are trying to focus on their approach to the season ahead.
Nagy let out a knowing smile when he took the podium Monday and started by explaining the ins and outs of the postgame celebration: “Sunday was a crazy day at Halas Hall, and our staff will tell you that. The players, coaches, organization — everybody was on edge about how to celebrate a win. … So, to get through this week on Monday, it was a tough one for everybody involved.
“You go from confusion to knowing you get three days, and then you finally can go back to some normalcy,” he added. “And then I’ll also tell you, not one person saw that. No one thought that was an oddity at all. Like, it was like, ‘I get it. The action speaks louder than words.’ And then obviously, you always see it now as a veteran guy, you’re watching those things, and you go, ‘Did I really see that?’ But I’ve been fortunate enough to see so many different rallies from a number of different teams, and you know, it was the same to me. I can tell you this after one more, we’ll all shake hands with you guys and just move on.”