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by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:18 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

Trubisky lost us that Chargers game. We should have blown them out, we dominated the LOS on both sides. The run game was on fire. All Mitch had to do was not blow it, it was a layup game for him, but he did in fact blow it in the 4th quarter and in spectacular fashion. Sure he drove us down for a l...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

You normally see guys removing their name from contention when they know either someone else has got the job or they know they're not a finalist. Yeah, my guess is they've narrowed it down to a couple of guys. I think that he knew he bombed and he's saving face by getting in front of it. Kind of a ...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll
Replies: 43
Views: 570

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. I made the original comment and I used poor...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

He should absolutely assign over ownership of football decisions - all of them - and step into the sunset. And if you don't believe he would do that, then I'd like to resuscitate our prior conversation about the need for a President of Football. It's one or the other. George McCaskey (and Ted Phill...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

He should absolutely assign over ownership of football decisions - all of them - and step into the sunset. And if you don't believe he would do that, then I'd like to resuscitate our prior conversation about the need for a President of Football. It's one or the other. George McCaskey (and Ted Phill...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

He isn't qualified to do either, that's the whole point. If someone isn't qualified, why would you want them making TWO key decisions instead of just ONE?? The GM decision is unavoidable, so there's no point discussing it. Having him also hire a HC though? That is entirely avoidable. He himself sai...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Process can absolutely change that. Hire you GM first and voila, you've removed George from hiring our HC. I'd be ok with dual tracks as well so long as it was clear George would not hire a HC first nor would be winnow a list down in any way. If that's what's happening, then fine. I don't think it ...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I'm really surprised that the board is split at all on this. I don't remember a single person praising George or Ted's football instincts, yet so many of you seem perfectly comfortable with him leading a HC search on top of a GM search. Bizarre to me. I think, like George, I'd greatly prefer a GM f...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Except that this scenario puts George McCaskey in a position where he has to decide which one he believes in more, Flores or Dodds. He shouldn't be making that decision. He should just be focused on finding the GM that he believes in and then getting all the way out of football related stuff, as he...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I am sure the Bears (well I should say I hope) are asking what coaches the GM candidates like and asking the coaching candidates who they like as GM. COMPLETELY FABRICARTED SCENARIO: If the Bears really like Flores but Flores says no way in hell I am working for Dodds, then it would make no sense t...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Nuance is not dead and that’s just poor sportsmanship Cooler. Folks are concerned that George, a self professed non football guy, isn’t just going to hire the GM (unavoidable unfortunately) but may also hire the HC also, or at a minimum restrict the options for the GM who he claims he wants to make ...
by dplank
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll
Replies: 43
Views: 570

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.
by dplank
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:52 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 dplank
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: So if you were the Bears next GM..
Replies: 43
Views: 344

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

Well this is a fantasy land thread, and IMO if we could land Adams and Jensen in FA somehow, hit on a CB in the 2nd, and hire a really good OC like Daboll, we could immediately vault to a top tier squad in the NFC. Fields would flourish and we’d leap from lower mid level to contender.
by dplank
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…
Replies: 98
Views: 1359

Re: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…

I don't think $10 mil a year will get it for him. Mel Tucker is at $9.5/yr. In his case, would not be surprised if leaks were not out there to increase his salary at U of M. I have not seen any comments but one (telling recruit he is taking calls from NFL teams or something to that affect) so I am ...
by dplank
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll
Replies: 43
Views: 570

Re: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll

You're not supposed to say this, and I may be a troglodyte, but does anyone else have discomfort that Daboll is so obviously out of shape? It isn't supposed to matter but he definitely doesn't cut the figure. (Neither does Andy Reid or Matt Patricia but still ...) Feel free to flame away. :backout:...
by dplank
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Flores has not earned that type of demand IMO.

I keep thinking about old retreads for some reason. I mentioned Del Rio before, but what about Marvin Lewis? I'd rather have him than Caldwell I think.
by dplank
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: So if you were the Bears next GM..
Replies: 43
Views: 344

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

I would revert back to the days of Jim Finks, and put my efforts and resources in upgrading the offensive line and ignore all of those criticizing OL selections as not being impact players ... Finks took some heat and grief for his approach but it paid off tremendously ... I always respected his co...
by dplank
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…
Replies: 98
Views: 1359

Re: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…

Uber competitive people aren’t really wired that way though.
by dplank
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: So if you were the Bears next GM..
Replies: 43
Views: 344

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

A lot depends on FA. We need OL and WR and CB, so I’d go BPA from those positions.
by dplank
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

We have no idea if it’s just yes men surrounding him. None of which will be responsible for acquiring the talent for whichever HC manages to “wow” George. The HC should be hired by the GM, it’s that simple. They even agree, then they contradict themselves. If that’s what they believe is right, THEN ...
by dplank
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

It’s bad process. If you admit you’re just a fan and not qualified to assess “coach stuff”, then why would you trust it even if you are “wowed”. He could be wowed by Marc Trestman and he’s already admitted he doesn’t have skill in this area. Is Bill Polian qualified? Ultimately George McCaskey is g...
by dplank
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

It’s just nonsensical man. If George wants a GM first then who cares how the interview went and why bother doing it? Waste of our time and his. We have like 6 more GM interviews to do, focus on getting those done so you can move on Daboll if he’s the guy. You’re either ok with George hiring both co...
by dplank
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Fwiw https://twitter.com/dabearsblog/status/1483196115881234434?t=CzeVvaOQj_Lz4S34Rc2NGQ&s=19 It’s just nonsensical man. If George wants a GM first then who cares how the interview went and why bother doing it? Waste of our time and his. We have like 6 more GM interviews to do, focus on getting...
by dplank
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Conduct your HC Interviews
Replies: 22
Views: 281

Re: Conduct your HC Interviews

Hi, I'm George. I'm not a football expert, just a fan, and everyone else in the room is the same... Well except for Bill. but even he never played professionally and was never a coach. Explain to us why Matt Nagy's offense was so ineffective and then explain your offense and why it will work. https...
by dplank
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Who do you like in the playoffs
Replies: 34
Views: 331

Re: Who do you like in the playoffs

I was kinda rooting for the Cowboys so I wouldn't have to hear everyone within a 90 mile radius complain today. But alas. Here we are. I guess I'm going to root for whoever wins the Titans/Bengals game to win the whole thing. I wouldn't hate seeing the Cardinals in the super bowl either, but I feel...
by dplank
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I think it does make good sense to perform your own due diligence on the HC candidates before interviewing your short list of GM candidates, so you will know whether any of your (final) GM candidates are blowing smoke up your ass. And I definitely agree that the GM interviewee better have a HC that...
by dplank
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3144

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I'm saying that the HC interviews are a waste of time unless you want George picking the HC and not the GM. And i do NOT want George telling the new GM the 2-3 guys to interview for HC - this is the exact scenario that concerns me. Regarding timing, no one has hired anyone yet - true. But unless yo...