Bears coach Matt Nagy expects ‘seamless transition’ from Vic Fangio to Chuck Pagano
When Vic Fangio jumped ship from the Bears to become head coach of the Denver Broncos, Chicago head coach Matt Nagy moved quickly to a new defensive coordinator.
Now that the Chicago team has Chuck Pagano as their incoming defensive coordinator, Nagy feels that the transition will be “seamless,” according to his statement to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“We’re going to start building our relationship day-by-day just like Vic and I did. He’ll have to gain trust, and I’ll have to gain trust back and forth with each other. I feel like it’ll be a pretty seamless transition.”
Pagano’s years of experience on the field will, no doubt, play a role in the seamless transition.
With offerings like linebacker Khalil Mack, defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, cornerback Kyle Fuller, and safety Eddie Jackson, Pagano isn’t expected to change up what clearly worked so well for Fangio when he was in the defensive coordinator position.
That said, Matt Nagy will have to expect that Chuck Pagano won’t be Vic Fangio, even if he feels that the transition between the two will be “seamless.” The Bears, currently, have the number one defense in the league, and there will be no question that Pagano will have to keep up the good work.
Pagano, most notably, will put more focus on the blitzing, and if the Bears enter the 2019 season with more cornerback and safety depth, Matt Nagy can expect Pagano to use more players in the secondary.