Matt Nagy calls out Bears' performance, pride after 'flat-out embarrassing' loss to Packers

"I'm hoping that really none of us slept last night because of where we're at," Nagy says.
By 670 The Score

(670 The Score) Bears coach Matt Nagy on Monday was still simmering after a 41-25 loss to the Packers on Sunday night that he felt was "flat-out embarrassing."

Fresh off a late-night bus trip back from Green Bay, Nagy called out the Bears for what he feels is a lack of personal pride amid the team's five-game losing streak.

"For all of us, there comes a time where there's a little bit of personal pride," Nagy said Monday morning. "I'm hoping that really none of us slept last night because of where we're at, what we did and what we didn't do.

"If you really care and you understand what we put out there last night you'll fix it. That's going to be the challenge moving forward here. But there's some personal pride here involved in moving forward."

Nagy's comments marked a change of tone from after the game Sunday, when he felt the team's effort shouldn't be questioned. The Bears struggled in all three phases against the Packers, who at various points led 27-3 and 41-10.

Once 5-1, the Bears have fallen to 5-6 and seen their playoff hopes slip further away. The losing streak and poor play have led to questions about Nagy's job security in his third season. Nagy maintained his concern is about getting the Bears back on track rather than what could come for him personally.

Bears receivers coach Mike Furrey said he recognizes that job security can be limited in their profession, but also expressed frustration that Nagy needed to even remind the players and coaches about approaching the game with pride.

"That should be your freaking mindset when you walk in this league," Furrey said. "You shouldn't have to be encouraged to do that in Week 10 or Week 11. That needs to happen when you come in this league, because it's an honor to play in this league.

"You're not worried about statistics. You're not worried about job security. You're not worried about tomorrow. You're just so thankful for the opportunity you get to have on a daily basis."

Losers of five straight games, the Bears have five contests remaining on their schedule. Reaching the playoffs will be an uphill battle for this team. But Nagy and his staff are simply concerned with getting a win back under their belt.

The Bears host the Lions (4-7) on Sunday at Soldier Field, this in Detroit's first game since firing head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn. Coincidentally, the Lions also lost 41-25 in their last game Thursday.

Nagy hopes the Bears reveal better in their next game and greater pride down this season's stretch.

"We better have some stinking fire," Nagy said. "And you better have some character.

"Enough is enough. We all feel it."

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.