Play-calling data shows Bears head coach Matt Nagy was level-headed


Matt Nagy isn’t afraid to show some emotion on the sidelines to galvanize his players or match their intensity.

But when it comes to his play-calling tendencies, he doesn’t seem to be too affected by the ups and downs in the game.

The analytics company Sports Info Solutions looked at every offense’s reactive play-calling from last season, and the numbers show Nagy didn’t let big positive or negative plays influence his next decisions.

Some of the sample sizes are small — the “N =” shows the number of plays for each category —but Nagy didn’t deviate far from the average for each situation, represented by the black lines in each column.

Overall, Nagy called runs on 54.4 percent of his first down plays, not far above the NFL average of 51.1 percent.

The data from SIS shows he wouldn’t get too conservative after a negative play or complete forget about the running game after a positive play.

Nagy’s consistency can help keep the team grounded when they need to be, a nice balance to the energy he brings with the headset on.

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