Matt Nagy to Miss Chicago Bears Fixture Against San Francisco 49ers

Published 10/31/2021, 4:42 AM EDT
Dec 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy looks on during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


When it rains, it pours. Currently, third in NFC North divisional standings, things are not looking bright for Chicago Bears. Not only have they lost more matches than they have won [3 won and 4 lost], their coach Matt Nagy is all set to miss the important clash against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Head coach Matt Nagy has tested positive for COVID-19 and is surely out for the weekend fixture against the 49ers. San Francisco is one of the few sides to have a worse start to this NFL season. A win against a hapless 49ers side would have been a big boost for the Bears to secure a wildcard spot at the very least.

Sep 19, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy hugs inside linebacker Roquan Smith (58) after he made an interception and returned it for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Special Team Coordinator Chris Tabor to take over for Matt Nagy against the 49ers

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Special Team Coordinator Chris Tabor, who is in his 14th season as an NFL assistant coach, is set to be the interim coach till Matt Nagy’s return. A couple of days ago, Tabor was quipped about the pressure of taking over as a coach, to which he nonchalantly replied that it is nothing new for him.

“If that comes to fruition, I’ll be honest with you, I run a team meeting every day, and I know in the special teams world, it is a team meeting,” Tabor said. “I deal with every player on this football team, from the quarterbacks to the defensive linemen to the offensive linemen. I meet with them every [day]. To me, that’s no different. Meeting and leading guys, that’s not a big deal,” Tabor confidently added.

Chris Tabor has been preparing his “whole life” to be a coach

Chris Tabor later shared how he has been preparing himself his whole life to be a coach. Be it handling game situations like fourth-down decisions, Tabor is absolutely confident that he will pull it off. He believes he has watched enough games to make those decisions.

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“If that ever came up, you’ve always been preparing yourself your whole life to do that,” Tabor said. “I’ve watched a lot of football games and have thought about those types of things. So, if it ever did come up, put yourself in a good position to help the team,” Tabor concluded.

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Wishing Chris Tabor and Chicago Bears a very good game against the 49ers.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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