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    Getty Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy denied multiple reports before and after the team's win on Thanksgiving. The Chicago Bears had one of the most memorable weeks in recent memory leading up to their 16-14 Thanksgiving day win over NFC North rival Detroit Lions. First, there was the Patch.com report that claimed head coach Matt Nagy was told he was going to be fired the day after Thanksgiving, regardless of the outcome of the Lions game. That rumor was shot down when team chairman George McCaskey addressed the team personally and told them it wasn’t true. There was also the report in The Daily Herald from Hub Arkush, a longtime Bears analyst and insider, that stated McCaskey told Nagy to name rookie quarterback Justin Fields the team’s permanent starter heading into their Week 5 game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Nagy denied that report himself on November 26, saying: “That couldn’t be further from the truth.”  An additional report by Jordan Schultz, who co-hosts an NBA-centered podcast with Bears wideout Allen Robinson, said Nagy had lost the locker...
    Getty Bears chairman George McCaskey calls the report of Matt Nagy's firing a "complete lie." Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey is shutting down the rumors of head coach Matt Nagy being fired. Following a report that claims Nagy will be fired following the team’s Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions, the Bears chairman is saying the report is a “complete lie,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “Where it stands with Matt Nagy before today’s game vs. Detroit: George McCaskey and Ted Phillips both told him this week’s report was a ‘complete lie,’ per sources. Nagy has not been told by anyone he’s being fired. McCaskey spoke to team Weds, and told players what he told Nagy.” The Bears are currently at a record of 3-7 following a five-game losing streak. Calls for Nagy’s firing have been heard throughout local sports events around the Chicago area, including a Chicago Bulls game, Nagy’s son’s high school football game and an AEW event this past Wednesday. Nagy — in the midst of his fourth season with the Bears — denied the...
    DETROIT (CBS) — Head Coach Matt Nagy will be at the helm in the Bears’ Thanksgiving Day matinee against the winless Detroit Lions. Before the team headed to Michigan, Bears Chairman George McCaskey reportedly told the coaches and players there is no truth to the report claiming Nagy would be fired after the Thursday game. READ MORE: One Man Killed, One Wounded In Knife Fight At Clark/Lake Loop 'L' StationEarlier this week, Mark Konkol with The Patch reported the Bears informed Nagy that Thursday’s game will be his last as coach, but during his Tuesday press conference at Halas Hall, Nagy said “that is not accurate.” Nagy said he has not had any such discussions with Bears chairman George McCaskey, CEO Ted Philips, or general manager Ryan Pace. “I have great communication with ownership, with George and Ted and Ryan, but I have not had any discussions,” he said. Nagy said he doesn’t expect to talk to Pace or team ownership again until after Thursday’s game, and would not reveal the last time he spoke to them. READ MORE: Getting...
    According to popular lore, when the American humorist Mark Twain was asked about rumors that he was gravely ill, he replied, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The quote itself is somewhat exaggerated, but the gist remains the same. Matt Nagy didn’t go quite that far Tuesday afternoon, but he did use the word “inaccurate” to describe a report that the Chicago Bears have informed him they will fire him after Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. The fact the Bears let the Patch.com report by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Konkol sit out in the open all morning meant no one felt compelled to rally to Nagy’s defense, whether the report is true or they don’t want to get into the business of commenting on every report that comes along. It was a weird day at Halas Hall, but that’s the way it goes sometimes when a team is mired in a five-game losing streak that includes blown leads in the final minute of the last two games. Special teams coordinator...
    Getty Bears Chairman George McCaskey was recently contacted about another possibility for the team's next stadium. The Chicago Bears have been contacted by a new city in Illinois interested in playing host to their next stadium. The Bears made headlines in June when they placed a bid to purchase Arlington Heights International Racecourse with the hopes of building their next stadium there. Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has not publicly supported the idea, noting the team was “locked into a lease at Soldier Field until 2033.” A July 2 report by the Chicago Tribune, however, found that “it would not be difficult for the Bears to break the agreement early — and the payment to do so would be relatively small compared with the cost of building a new state-of-the-art Stadium.” Now, yet another city has thrown its hat in the ring, making things even more interesting. ALL the latest Bears news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Bears newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bears! Joliet, Illinois Enters the FrayAccording to an August 25 report by...
    Getty Chicago Bears Chariman George McCaskey Could the unthinkable be about to happen? Could the Halas/McCaskey family finally sell the Chicago Bears? In a stunning report by Jim O’Donnell of the Daily Herald, that could be the case. According to O’Donnell, who cites “an individual with exceptional knowledge of the working dynamic within the McCaskey family,” the McCaskeys are currently conflicted about whether or not they should sell the franchise. “There is some internal strife going on among family members to sell … now,” his source revealed. The team is currently owned by Virginia Halas McCaskey, daughter of team founder and NFL legend George Halas. Her son, George McCaskey, is the chairman. The family has owned the franchise since Halas founded it back in 1920, when the Bears were called the Decatur Staleys. While O’Donnell’s report is intriguing and likely will have fans floating on a cloud of wonder until it is confirmed or denied, the likelihood of the McCaskeys selling the team seems pretty bleak at present. The report also named three likely potential successors to the family, however,...
    Hunter Biden’s Beautiful Things is an unflinchingly honest look inside the First Family: Review How to feel satisfied with your money, experiences & stuff When the NFL's 32 owners voted to expand the regular season on Tuesday, it was assumed that the 17-game schedule was unanimously voted through, but apparently, that wasn't the case.  © Provided by CBS Sports According to ESPN.com, there was one team that voted against the new schedule and that team was the Chicago Bears. Apparently, even the Bears don't want to watch more Bears football. The team was asked about the situation, but declined to comment. Although it's not clear why the Bears voted against it, there are really only two explanations that make sense. The first one is that most players hate the idea of a 17-game schedule and many of them made that clear this week, which means it's possible that Bears chairman George H. McCaskey listened to the locker room and decided to vote in the interest of player safety.  Bears star Allen Robinson was one of several players around the league who...
    Getty Earl Bennett #80 of the Chicago Bears reacts on the sidelines to a loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on October 17, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 23-20. Earl Bennett doesn’t mind saying what many Chicago Bears are feeling right now after Wednesday’s revelations about the 2021 future of the franchise. Bears Chairman George McCaskey and President/CEO Ted Phillips held an end-of-year press conference on Wednesday morning in which they announced both general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy would be retained for the 2021 season — as earlier reports indicated — but that neither would receive a contract extension. Predictably, the uninspired decision didn’t sit well with Bears fans who have grown increasingly frustrated with Pace throughout his six-year tenure, but now even former players like Bennett are starting to publicly question the choices of their former organization. No offensive changes? Who bites the bullet? No way Mitch takes all of the heat, that’s absurd. #DaBears #Chi — Earl B. Bennett (@EarlBBennett) January 13, 2021 ALL the...
    The Chicago Bears limped into the playoffs, got blown out by the Saints – and appear set on doing it again next year. Chicago head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace will return to the team in 2021, chairman George McCaskey announced in a tense, wide-ranging press conference Wednesday morning that featured all of Chicago’s key decision makers. McCaskey, Nagy, Pace and team president Ted Phillips fielded questions for about 90 minutes from local reporters, ranging on everything from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s future to the mediocre success the team saw during their 8-8 season. Despite Chicago losing six games in a row at one point and waffling between Trubisky and an ineffective Nick Foles at quarterback, McCaskey maintained faith that Nagy and Pace are the right guys to lead the Bears into the future. “I was impressed with both of them this past season, especially during the six-game losing streak,” he said. “The fact that our players never gave up is a tribute to the players. It is also indicative of the type of players that Ryan acquires...
    More On: chicago bears Star receiver sounds done with Bears in potential Giants, Jets intrigue Rex Ryan gets personal with Bears attack over QB treatment F-bomb adds awkward twist to Nickelodeon’s NFL playoff game Slime-filled NFL playoff game on Nickelodeon is a hit The Chicago Bears limped into the playoffs, got blown out by the Saints – and appear set on doing it again next year. Chicago head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace will return to the team in 2021, chairman George McCaskey announced in a tense, wide-ranging press conference Wednesday morning that featured all of Chicago’s key decision makers. McCaskey, Nagy, Pace and team president Ted Phillips fielded questions for about 90 minutes from local reporters, ranging on everything from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s future to the mediocre success the team saw during their 8-8 season. Despite Chicago losing six games in a row at one point and waffling between Trubisky and an ineffective Nick Foles at quarterback, McCaskey maintained faith that Nagy and Pace are the right guys to lead the Bears into the future....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Bears general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy will be sticking around for at least one more season, despite another quick playoff exit and more questionable personnel moves. Calling the two “outstanding leaders,” team Chairman George McCaskey made it official Wednesday morning, saying the decision came after “candid and constructive” meetings with Pace and Nagy over the course of the season, and after the Bears lost in the first round of the playoffs, coming off an 8-8 season. “I was impressed with both of them this past season, especially during the six-game losing streak. The fact that our players never gave up is a tribute to the players. It is also indicative of the type of players that Ryan acquired and to the players’ regard for Matt as their head coach,” McCaskey said. McCaskey and Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips said they understand the frustration Bears fans feel after back-to-back 8-8 seasons, and only two playoff appearances since 2010, but they said they still believe Pace and Nagy are the best people to lead...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bears will not be having any fans at Soldier Field to start the season, but one of their biggest fans will be traveling to Detroit to watch their opener. As CBS 2’s Matt Zahn reported Thursday, Virginia McCaskey, 97, is headed to the Motor City to watch the Bears take on the Lions in person on Sunday. The matriarch of the Bears is not letting a pandemic hold her down. Her son, Bears chairman George McCaskey, said they will make the trip as safe as possible, and Virginia McCaskey will not have her usual pregame visit with former Lions chair Martha Ford. George McCaskey also said that while they are pushing for fans at Soldier Field this season. They are working on it. “We’re very optimistic. We’re talking to the city. We presented a plan, and we think it’s a good plan, and we’re told that it is a good plan, but the city wants to see the numbers of active cases in the city come down before we bring people to Soldier Field, George McCaskey...
    Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey at first thought Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher’s Instagram account was hacked last month. The eye-opening posts just didn’t mesh with the man he knows. And until they talk, McCaskey is reserving judgment. “Brian is an outstanding individual,” McCaskey said Thursday. “He was a great Bear and I’ve known him for 20 years. We’ve shared a lot of triumph and some tragedy during that time. I lost my dad, he lost his mom.” Addressing the media ahead of the opener at Detroit, McCaskey touched on a wide range of subjects. He sidestepped questions about general manager Ryan Pace’s future coming off a disappointing 8-8 season. He said he has spent almost no time at Halas Hall since the coronavirus shutdown in March. The Bears are “very optimistic” they will have fans at Soldier Field this season. And the pandemic won’t stop his 97-year-old mom and team matriarch Virginia McCaskey from attending games, including the opener. As for Urlacher, McCaskey said the Bears have reached out to him. He would like to talk to...
    Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey said Thursday he thought Brian Urlacher’s social media was hacked when he posted about the NBA protests over the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin last month. McCaskey told the Chicago Sun-Times the comments prompted him to seek out the former Bears great and Hall of Famer, but he said he has had a hard time tracking down the legendary linebacker. BRIAN URLACHER SLAMMED OVER POSTS APPARENTLY DISMISSING NBA PROTEST, ADVOCATING TO 'FREE' SHOOTING SUSPECT “Having known him for 20 years and knowing the type of person he is I’m not going to judge him until I talk to him,” McCaskey said, according to the newspaper. Urlacher shared an image on his Instagram that read: “Brett Favre played the [Monday Night Football] game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity. “NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.” Although police discovered a knife inside Blake's vehicle, they do...
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