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by TheWorldBreaker
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

So the McCaskey brain trust is doing second interviews for head coaches before they’ve even completed their first round of GM (or head coaching interviews)? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. They are going to epically screw this up aren’t they? Will they screw up their hire? Probably. Does this ann...
by TheWorldBreaker
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

So the McCaskey brain trust is doing second interviews for head coaches before they’ve even completed their first round of GM (or head coaching interviews)?

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. They are going to epically screw this up aren’t they?
by TheWorldBreaker
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll
Replies: 43
Views: 568

Re: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll

It’s the most common and accepted form of discrimination left. And it shows here, if this had been a dig about his sexuality or race you’d have seen members lining up to admonish the poster - even if it was light hearted. But fat shaming? Fair game still. People have also been concerned by the 67 y...
by TheWorldBreaker
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace
Replies: 352
Views: 2671

Re: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace

That's two odd games to focus in on Artbest. Trubisky injured his shoulder early on against Minnesota and missed the Oakland game in London. That New Orleans game was his first back and Nagy in his genius had him throw him throw 54 times and only attempted 7 running plays even though he claimed he ...
by TheWorldBreaker
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

So the Bears only announced the interview of Wolf. I wonder what happened with Brown?

Not a very productive day considering how many people they want to interview.
by TheWorldBreaker
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace
Replies: 352
Views: 2671

Re: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace

The only people that would actually know what happened with that meeting are Nagy and Trubisky. Trubisky has a vested interest in making Nagy look as bad as possible (without his name on it) because if other teams are convinced it was all Nagy, he’ll be able to get another huge pay day. Nagy was a ...
by TheWorldBreaker
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace
Replies: 352
Views: 2671

Re: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace

I guess I just never would have expected him, if the articles are to be believed, to treat Mitch like that. Mitch was obviously trying his best and failing. It's not like Mitch didnt care or didnt try his best. It was always assumed he needed to be developed when he was drafted. Nagy was hired in p...
by TheWorldBreaker
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

With them interviewing Brown and Wolf today, I believe they still have Khan, Smith, Carthon, and Mackenzie to interview. They’ve been usually doing two interviews a day, so unless they add more or I’m missing some it looks like they’re on pace to be in a position to announce finalists on Friday. Th...
by TheWorldBreaker
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: So if you were the Bears next GM..
Replies: 43
Views: 343

Re: So if you were the Bears next GM..

In the draft my priority would be WRs and OL in the draft unless something crazy happened. For example, I was watching a Bears mock draft to get an idea of who might be available and Nakobe Dean was available for the Bears at their second round pick in that simulated draft. The guy picked a project ...
by TheWorldBreaker
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I would hope they wouldn't have one picked by this Friday. I think they need to get more in depth with a few of the candidates after the initial interviews. With them interviewing Brown and Wolf today, I believe they still have Khan, Smith, Carthon, and Mackenzie to interview. They’ve been usually ...
by TheWorldBreaker
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: GM Canidate: Monti Ossenfort (interviewed)
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: GM Canidate: Monti Ossenfort (interviewed)

No offense but I don't think the Bears and Polian are taking suggestions from prospective head coaches. I believe Polian put this list together on his own. I don’t know if he actually suggested them (and I think Mackenzie might be more about due diligence on Flores to see what really happened in Mi...
by TheWorldBreaker
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: GM Candidate: Reggie McKenzie (requested)
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: GM Candidate: Reggie McKenzie (requested)

After interviewing Flores, Bears request an interview with Caldwell, who was Flores original plan for OC in Miami before he had to step away for health reasons. Now the Bears are requesting an interview with McKenzie, also with the Miami Dolphins. I’d say they are doing their due diligence on Flore...
by TheWorldBreaker
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Regarding the GM hire/timing...I really disagree. We came up with a list of what, 10 guys already? OK, that's great and unless they were asleep at the wheel these are people they have been considering for at least a few weeks prior to Week 18. So 10 guys is a perfectly qualified list of candidates,...
by TheWorldBreaker
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I think it makes sense to interview the playoff coaches while the window is open, and there could be value in interviewing the other coaches too. Presumably, the GM candidates will be asked about their preliminary thoughts on the coaches that should be interviewed. If you’ve already interviewed the ...
by TheWorldBreaker
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Was anyone persuaded towards Daboll by last night’s performance from the Bills.

Fields running that offense is a pretty tantalizing prospect.
by TheWorldBreaker
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace
Replies: 352
Views: 2671

Re: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace

Maybe they will quickly winnow their GM/HC candidates down to a handful of each. Then do final interviews with the GM finalists and make a decision on the GM. Then the new GM can conduct final interviews with the 3 to 5 HC finalists and hire his new coach. Hopefully, they don’t force the GM into ju...
by TheWorldBreaker
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Omar Khan, GM Candidate
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Omar Khan, GM Candidate

Historically, numbers/operations guys have actually had more success than scouting guys but teams usually prefer the scouting guys. Do you have any backup for that claim? Recent history is that teams have almost exclusively gone the scouting route, but I'm curious about methodology. It’s from this ...
by TheWorldBreaker
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Omar Khan, GM Candidate
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Omar Khan, GM Candidate

Atkins&Rebel wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:26 pm Omar is the Steelers version of Cliff Stein. He's a numbers guy. I have no emotional attachment to him as a GM prospect.
Historically, numbers/operations guys have actually had more success than scouting guys but teams usually prefer the scouting guys.
by TheWorldBreaker
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

otis wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:28 pm Are there no interviews today?
It’s been said that Hackett was interviewed today but I didn’t see an official Bears announcement but maybe they’re still interviewing:

by TheWorldBreaker
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

The hope is that they are trying hard and keeping it quiet. I noticed there's zero smoke around Day or Fitzgerald either, so maybe it's a college courtesy sort of thing - I hope. That said, Harbaugh has expressed interest in the NFL and he has obvious ties to Chicago. George is a billionaire. Billi...
by TheWorldBreaker
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

You assume the Bears have all of the control in this situation? On the contrary...Harbaugh has all of the control. It's not like the Bears can just draft the guy as their coach. That’s not my assumption. It may well be the case that Harbaugh has no/little interest in even making a change. But, if t...
by TheWorldBreaker
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

UOK wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:09 pm
Have they interviewed anyone else for GM besides Champ Kelly and the other guy from the Browns whose name I’m not going to try and spell?
by TheWorldBreaker
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Great article in the Athletic
Replies: 27
Views: 291

Re: Great article in the Athletic

Ditka’s dictaphone wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:02 pm
wab wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:57 pm And not to be too mushy about it, but it also kinda breaks my heart for the kid.
I agree, no wonder the guy suffered from a lack of confidence. Treated him like dirt.

Good job Fields is a much stronger personality.
And much more talented.
by TheWorldBreaker
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Great article in the Athletic
Replies: 27
Views: 291

Re: Great article in the Athletic

Summary: Nagy called out Mitch playing like shit in order to hold him accountable in front of the whole team and it left a bad impression on the locker room Lovie being fired by Phil Emery after winning 10 games had players crying in the locker room Bruce Arians thought he was a slam-dunk Bears hir...
by TheWorldBreaker
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Well put me down for Brian Flores. Bowles Daboll Eberflus Flores Frazier Hackett Leftwich Pederson Quinn Out of the 9 that we know have been called for interviews Flores is my #1 Quinn is my #1 because he’s a good defensive mind that has a track record of hiring good offensive coordinators, that Fl...
by TheWorldBreaker
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace
Replies: 352
Views: 2671

Re: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace

If the bears had fired Nagy last year, how do the coaching candidates from last year compare to the candidates from this year? Would pace still be around? Do you think the brass told him he had to stick with nagy? I imagine he wanted to fire nagy last year just to save his job but got over ruled. I...
by TheWorldBreaker
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I think if the last four years have proved anything it's that Nagy can make any quarterback look bad. Some, like Trubisky made their own contributions, others like Fields were more often innocent bystanders. Hell, Nagy might have even tanked Mahomes if Reid hadn't palmed him off on Pace. It’s defin...
by TheWorldBreaker
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

God, I hate that season-long QBR stat for Fields. Especially because they're so bad only because of really 1 or 2 games. That's super-lazy OR for some reason intentionally making him look worse than what he was. Over his last 5 games he was something like an 85 rating with 250 passing and 1:1 TD/IN...
by TheWorldBreaker
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3136

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

As others have correctly noted: We have the premium positions covered except for WR1. Right now we have QB, RB1, RB2, LT, RT, WR2, and TE all look like good players and are all on their rookie deals. And already accounted for in our current cap view are both edge rushers among others, but noted bec...
by TheWorldBreaker
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Time line on getting a new GM
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Time line on getting a new GM

I was looking back and it appeared we hired Pace on January 8. So when do people think we get this accomplished? I'm thinking it will be next Tuesday at the latest. Phil Emery was fired on December 29th and Pace was hired on the 8th. So that took about a week and a half. Based on how many requests ...