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‘I don’t want field goals’ — Bears coach Matt Nagy more worried about TDs than kicks

When asked if he was anxious to see Eddy Pineiro kick field goals Thursday, a half-kidding Nagy said that he hoped it wouldn’t come to that.

Eddy Pineiro will make his regular-season debut Thursday.
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When asked if he was anxious to see Eddy Pineiro kick field goals Thursday, a half-kidding Nagy said that he hoped it wouldn’t come to that.

“I want to see a lot of extra points — I don’t want field goals,” he said. “And that’s nothing against him. That’s just the mindset we have on offense.

“If he gets a chance to go out there, then [I want to] see him really have that confidence going out there and putting it.”

He said Pineiro has just been himself throughout the kicker derby.

“He has a happy-go-lucky attitude — he shows that after he makes his kicks,” Nagy said. “He’s frustrated after he misses his kicks. I kind of like that. It shows that he really cares, and I’m OK with that. This whole time, he’s never run away from the challenge we have given him mentally and then physically. He’s attacked it full steam ahead.”