Bears coach Matt Nagy said Mike Ditka was the favorite person he talked to during the team’s 100th-year celebration.
“He’s always himself,” Nagy said. “He doesn’t try and be different for anybody, that’s stating the obvious.”
Nagy said that Ditka gave him a good piece of advice — albeit obvious — on Friday night.
“He was chewing his gum,” Nagy said. “He said, ‘You know, there’s really good football players and then there’s not-so-good players. Get rid of the not-so-good players.’
“And I was like waiting for a point. And then I started thinking about it, that’s pretty easy, you know. So that’s what I want to do.”