Bears Coach Matt Nagy Reviews Win Over Jets, Kyle Long's Injury

Josh Liss
October 29, 2018 - 9:08 am
Bears coach Matt Nagy

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The Chicago Bears took care of business on Sunday, as Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, and team beat the New York Jets 24-10.

The Bears (4-3) got the win they needed after dropping two in a row to fall out of the NFC North lead, even though star pass rusher Khalil Mack (right ankle) and No. 1 receiver Allen Robinson (groin) missed the game.

WBBM Newsradio’s Josh Liss talked with Bears coach Matt Nagy following the win over the Jets.

WBBM: How satisfying is it snapping a two game slide in that type of fashion?

“Well I think it is important and it shows kind of the character of our team,” Nagy said. “As we talked about all weekend, this is the point in the season where seasons are starting to go one direction or the other and I thought after a two game slide, for our guys to bounce back and overall play a good game in all three phases that was good. We are back on track now and got to keep it going.”

WBBM: Tarik Cohen 70-yard catch and go TD was a real highlight, putting you up 7-0 and in the lead for good. What did you see from the Jets that prompted that call for the screen pass there and how did you like how that unfolded?

“Well it’s nice and any time you call a screen, you love it, you love pressure – whether that is defensive linemen rushing up field or linebackers at blitz…Tarik did an awesome job finding a lane through the line of scrimmage, then Mitch made a great throw over the top…those are the nice ones to get. I am just happy overall with how they played,” Nagy said.

WBBM: Trubisky finds another connection with Anthony Miller. His two TDs – the only two completions at 20 yards or longer, yet the ground game really revved up finishing off the Jets. But there is Kyle Long on the ground, apparent right foot injury, what might you be able to share about Long’s status at this point?

“Well we don’t know much yet. We will know more here in the next couple days. We will just have to keep an eye on it and keep our fingers crossed,” Nagy said. “He’s a great player for us, a great leader. He is a big part of that offensive line, so we will know more here as we go throughout the week.”

WBBM: Your defense gets its act back together, or how would you describe it – the way they handled the Jets after struggling two straight games?

“Well they did a good job…” Nagy said. “I thought they played really well. They were aggressive. They were in attack mode.”

WBBM: Back in first place at 4-3, but with nine games to go. Still it must feel good Matt, near the midway point to have this Bears game in contention.

“It does and it’s great. Like I said, we are at this point right now in the season where you either go one way or the other and I am proud of our guys for battling yesterday, so we need to keep it going one game at a time and keep worrying about what we do and not anyone else,” Nagy said.

The Bears travel to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at noon for Week 9.

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