Nick Foles reportedly critical of Matt Nagy’s play-calling, the coach responds
Tension is building inside the Chicago Bears locker room after they dropped their second loss of the season against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday. QB Nick Foles had no answers to the Ram’s stifling defense as the Rams took full advantage of their home turf en route to a 24-10 victory over Chicago.
During the game, former NFL Champion Brian Griese who was on the call, shared a conversation between him and the Bears QB in which Foles seemed to throw head coach Matt Nagy under the bus.
“We were talking to Nick Foles yesterday. And he said, ‘Sometimes play calls come in, and I know that I don’t have time to execute that play call,'” Griese said (via Sporting News). “‘And I’m the one out here getting hit, and sometimes the guy calling the plays, Matt Nagy, he doesn’t know how much time there is back here.’ So that’s something that they have to get worked out.”
After Monday night’s loss, Nagy responded to Foles’ statements and said that he never had a conversation with his QB regarding this.
“We’ve never had that conversation. I don’t know. You’ll have to ask Foles.” said Nagy (per Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times). “Nick and I have a pretty good relationship and he hasn’t said that. I’m sure he’ll explain what he meant by that.”
Matt Nagy's response: "We've never had that conversation… I don't know. You'll have [ask Foles]… Nick and I have a pretty good relationship and he hasn't said that. I'm sure he'll explain what he meant by that."
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) October 27, 2020
After taking over the starting QB spot in Week 3, Foles has been on a tear as the main signal-caller in Chicago. Unfortunately, he struggled on Monday after he failed to score any touchdowns and tallied two interceptions.
For what it’s worth, Foles cleared his side as well after the game and said that it was a simple case of miscommunication.