LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) – Bears receiver Allen Robinson on Tuesday denied having any input in his podcast partner proclaiming a day prior that players have lost faith in coach Matt Nagy and want him out.
On Monday, sports media personality Jordan Schultz tweeted that an “overwhelming” number of Bears players want Nagy “gone.” Robinson and Schultz previously hosted a basketball podcast together.
“I haven’t had any input with that,” Robinson said. “I mean, me and him did a basketball podcast. Everything that we have from a podcast standpoint, relationship standpoint had been based on covering basketball and based on talking about basketball.
“Anything that ever I’ve wanted to get across has come from me. It will always be that way. It will never change. Anything that I want to get accomplished, want to say, I’m a grown-ass man. I can get stuff done myself.”
During an appearance on the Parkins & Spiegel Show on Monday afternoon, Schultz didn’t reveal whether Robinson was a part of his reporting. Robinson did confirm he has spoken to Schultz since the report.
"(Schultz’s report was) putting me in a very vulnerable situation, stuff like that,” Robinson said. “That conversation was definitely had.
“There's nothing that I would never need to hide behind somebody else to get out there."
A member of the Bears organization since 2018, Robinson also stressed that Nagy’s influence was part of why he originally signed with the team.
Nagy's job security has come under great scrutiny as the Bears have fallen to 3-7 and are riding a five-game losing streak. On Tuesday morning, Patch reported Nagy will be fired after Chicago's game at Detroit on Thursday, but Nagy responded by calling that inaccurate and adding that he hasn't had any discussion of that sort with ownership.
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