Matt Nagy can admit a mistake. You are forgiven for thinking otherwise. Last year, you listened to him defend, over and over again, a terrible decision to take a knee on first down to set up a potential 41-yard game-winning field-goal attempt. There had been more than enough time for the offense to get extra yardage for a shorter kick.
The ball sailed wide left as time expired. The Bears lost by a point to the Chargers.
Afterward, Nagy did not say hed defend his decision to the death. He didnt have to. There was a fevered gleam in his eyes that said, Lock the doors, brothers and sisters, because our time has come.
But now we might be seeing some growth in the Bears head coach. He recently admitted that he has been wrong in his approach to the preseason. He no longer will keep starters out of exhibition games, as he mostly did in his first two seasons in Chicago. He has come to the realization that players need game repetitions to get ready for the regular season. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky, coming off a decent 2018, didnt take a snap in the preseason last season. He played poorly in 2019.