"And then same thing for the rest of the days this week", Nagy said. "We have a lot of confidence".
Click on the video above to watch the Giants receiver throw a monster 49-yard touchdown strike to Russell Shepard in their 30-27 win over the Chicago Bears. It was set up by a 29-yard run by rookie Saquon Barkley, who finished with 125 yards on 24 carries.
"I thought for the most part overall we did a good job shutting down the run, except for a couple big plays", Nagy said.
"I'll tell you this, though-I've said it all along-we've got a group here that's really coming". "It speaks about the type of guys we have in the locker room and we just got to keep doing it and moving forward and believing in each other and doing it together". "We would have liked to have seen better blocking in the front line, which would have created more separation for the back line". The second-year quarterback was a participant in the Bears' practice on Wednesday. But the Bears eventually dropped this one, 30-27. Beckham made that pass look way too easy. Our defense is way better than the way we were.
Linebacker Alex Ogletree intercepted two passes, scoring on an 8-yard return on the second play from scrimmage.
This is not a case of some media clown claiming he knows more about offense than the head coach, and I actually understood the timeout he called setting up the Giants' field goal at the end of the first half and refuse to criticize people with hindsight. And I didn't do that today.
Nagy was encouraged by one improvement on offense: a better rushing attack. Trailing 17-14, Nagy called a Howard run on the Bears' first play of the second half that lost 3 yards because Giants nose tackle Dalvin Tomlinson blew the play up and met Howard in the backfield as he was getting the handoff.
However, Howard had only three second-half carries.
So why did Nagy choose to stop running the football in the second half?