Bears' Eddie Jackson on player perspective of hearing 'fire Nagy' chants: 'We hate it'


(670 The Score) Bears safety Eddie Jackson would like the public calls to fire coach Matt Nagy to stop.

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Jackson shared that sentiment when asked Monday about the “fire Nagy” chants that have been heard at Soldier Field and also during Bulls and Blackhawks games at the United Center recently.

“We hate it, honestly,” Jackson told reporters at Halas Hall. “The fans got to understand that doesn’t help anything. Y’all want us to play better, do better. That’s not helping when you all are sitting up there and chanting that. But I get it. The frustration, longtime Bears fans have been going through this for a long, long time. So I understand it. But it’s not helping the situation. I feel like it’s just making it worse. We just continue to rally around each other and look upon ourselves to get this turned around and block out all the outside noise.”

The Bears improved to 4-7 with a 16-14 win against the Lions last Thursday. That halted a five-game losing streak. Two days before Chicago won at Detroit, a report surfaced indicating that Nagy had been informed he would be fired after the Thanksgiving Day game. It proved to be false, with chairman George McCaskey holding a meeting with players last Wednesday to clear the air.

“It was huge,” Jackson said of McCaskey addressing the team. “There were a lot of distractions, a lot of stuff that was going on in the media, I guess. But for him to just come clear it up, to give us a better understanding of what was really going on, I feel like everyone appreciated it.”

The Bears host the NFL-best Cardinals (9-2) on Sunday at Soldier Field.