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by dave99
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Fixing the Bears Root Problem..
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Fixing the Bears Root Problem..

Pretty sure this is free. It is not revelatory but still interesting and gives a slightly different spin to the HC search

https://www.si.com/nfl/bears/news/bears ... tin-fields
by dave99
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll

Daboll just needs to run tape of this game for his interview lol. No doubt... To be fair, both Daboll and Frazier could use the tape... That was one of the most impressive ass whopping of the Pats I have ever seen... Loved it. I want a HC that can identify quality coordinators like Daboll and Frazi...
by dave99
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Who do you like in the playoffs
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Who do you like in the playoffs

Who I will root for: Bengals (lovable underdogs posing as favorites) Bills (too many reasons to list) Eagles (for the guy in my office who says he pulls for the Bears) Dallas (here I'd prefer if neither team won) Steelers (for a friend, also tired of hearing about Mahomes) Cardinals (they have been ...
by dave99
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 116
Views: 981

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

This problem of not just who but when is baked into the process they are using. If you find the HC candidate you really like you either hire him before the GM which seems dangerous to say the least or you tell him to come back later after you hire the GM and then interview with the new guy. With thi...
by dave99
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Great article in the Athletic
Replies: 27
Views: 285

Re: Great article in the Athletic

You and me both, and it sheds some light on what Trubisky likely meant when he talked about there being a "culture issue" in the building. And not to be too mushy about it, but it also kinda breaks my heart for the kid. The more I think about it, the more pissed off I get that Pace left F...
by dave99
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 201
Views: 1920

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

UOK wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:48 pm
TheWorldBreaker wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:16 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?
No idea. Jeff Ireland is happening here this afternoon.
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/lists/be ... r-profile/
by dave99
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Great article in the Athletic
Replies: 27
Views: 285

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 dave99
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Great article in the Athletic
Replies: 27
Views: 285

Great article in the Athletic

‘It all starts with the McCaskeys’: How the Bears ended up in ‘an endless cycle of inheriting the previous regime’s trash https://theathletic.com/3069761/2022/01/14/it-all-starts-with-the-mccaskeys-how-the-bears-ended-up-in-an-endless-cycle-of-inheriting-the-previous-regimes-trash/ Worth the price o...
by dave99
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…
Replies: 62
Views: 980

Re: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…

This is a copy free link so it should work. Jason Gay is pretty funny. https://www.wsj.com/articles/jim-harbaugh-michigan-nfl-11642084395?st=7566u6v5814voes&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink These recent NFL jobs you’ve been mentioned for…not the best. Not the best, Jim! One is the Chicago Bears...
by dave99
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 201
Views: 1920

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.
by dave99
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 201
Views: 1920

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Again, this is just a random sampling of a handful of insiders conducted by a seasoned Chicago sports reporter. What it tells me is that, at least as far as this group is concerned, our offense is in pretty sad shape. Too many OK's and maybes and not enough blue chip talent. That makes the job risky...
by dave99
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 201
Views: 1920

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Now I’m being serious. Even though I think the McCaskeys are an inbred group of taint tinklers, there’s no way in hell the Jags, Denver, Minnesota and Miami are ahead of us in terms of appeal. Forget ownership. It’s a huge ass market with a rabid fan base and the probable expansion to Arlington Hei...
by dave99
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 201
Views: 1920

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Biggs has an article in the Trib this morning stacking up the seven coaching jobs according to: The Tribune polled 19 league executives, coaches and veteran agents with knowledge of rosters and how teams operate, asking them to rank the seven openings, which assumes the Raiders job opens. In order: ...
by dave99
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 201
Views: 1920

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Pompei has a good article on the Bears finding (or reacquiring) their identify. Yes, we live in the age of the no-look pass. But the age of the bloody lip is eternal. Football, at its core, is about toughness. The team with the most determination, grit, doggedness and fortitude is the team that wins...
by dave99
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: GM Candidate: Rick Smith, former Texans GM
Replies: 56
Views: 496

Re: GM Candidate: Rick Smith, former Texans GM

I like the fact that he has prior experience in the job. The existing model of hiring someone who will grow into the job is clearly not working. This may be because there is no one at Halas Hall to smooth the transition, Ted is first and last a number cruncher and George apparently spends his work d...
by dave99
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 201
Views: 1920

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

From a Sun Times piece by Mark Potash: It was a cringe-worthy moment in a press conference of cringe-worthy moments. When Bears chairman George McCaskey was asked what qualities would compel him to take the unorthodox route and hire a head coach before a general manager, he responded: “We’ll know on...
by dave99
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 201
Views: 1920

Re: Coach & GM Hiring

At the rate they're going, George, Ted, Bill, the Diversity & Inclusion Officer and the other one are going to interview every assistant GM, VP of player personnel, VP of college scouting and co-ordinator in the league plus every former executive turned TV pundit and currently unemployed former...
by dave99
Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Pace hot seat
Replies: 713
Views: 10734

Re: Pace hot seat

Seems like most of the arguments for keeping Pace come down to:
He may have started to learn his job and it's possible he may do better in the future.
Pretty thin reed to rest a franchise on.
Also, as they say, hope is not a strategy.
by dave99
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Pace hot seat
Replies: 713
Views: 10734

Re: Pace hot seat

Biggs is reporting that Pace will be retained, possible promoted: But if you believe half of what you hear, there’s a growing chance Pace remains and is even promoted to a president role overseeing football operations. Retaining Pace is dumb. Unless you believe that the Peter Principle is good manag...
by dave99
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Pace hot seat
Replies: 713
Views: 10734

Re: If Pace isn't canned

Known quantity? Rarely make it to the playoffs. Inept management who really doesn't know how to run a franchise or keep things in house. Stable franchise. How many coaches the past 12 yrs? Stable in that they have remained in Chicago forever. Stable in that the same family has ran it unsuccessfully...
by dave99
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: UPDATE: Future Head Coaching Options Discussion
Replies: 1515
Views: 71355

Re: UPDATE: Future Head Coaching Options Discussion

Follow up, since you mentioned Mac Jones let's look at his Last 3 as well (will not include the Buffalo game due to the weather, it was clearly an outlier) Att/comp/%: 62/107/57.9% Avg : 6.27 per play Sacks: 1, 1, 0 - Average < 2 sacks per game (I wonder what that number would be if he were QB in C...
by dave99
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Game Balls and Horns - Wk 16 vs Jints
Replies: 21
Views: 300

Re: Game Balls and Horns - Wk 16 vs Jints

Balls: Trevis Gipson for getting 2 strip sacks. Roquan Smith for another fine game that PFF will likely score poorly because they just don't like the way he looks a them. Robert Quinn for interrupting Richard Dent's golf game. Horns The 2022 Ryan Pace quarterback derby. Nagy for his Lifetime Underac...
by dave99
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 17 // Chicago Bears (5-10) vs NY Giants (4-11)
Replies: 89
Views: 1045

Re: Week 17 // Chicago Bears (5-10) vs NY Giants (4-11)

Glennon vs. Dalton
This will be a shoot out for the ages.
There may be more interceptions that actual completions.
by dave99
Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: UPDATE: Future Head Coaching Options Discussion
Replies: 1515
Views: 71355

Re: UPDATE: Future Head Coaching Options Discussion

wab wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:58 am Frazier wouldn’t excite me, and the sentimental choice rarely works in the NFL. Still, I don’t think I’d hate it.

But the shine is wearing off a lot of these guys.
It worked out OK the last time they hired a former player as HC.
by dave99
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: UPDATE: Future Head Coaching Options Discussion
Replies: 1515
Views: 71355

Re: UPDATE: Future Head Coaching Options Discussion

Dan Wiederer has a column touting Leslie Frazier. I think it's behind a paywall but aside from pointing out his obvious ties to the Bears, apparently Tony Dungy is a big fan and that combined with his record in Buffalo might put him on the map. As for being a DC: Dungy stressed that when he is asked...
by dave99
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: John Madden passed away
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: John Madden passed away

Great article (should be free), complete with fun link
https://www.wsj.com/articles/john-madde ... _permalink
by dave99
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: What to say when it's "Too Soon To Say?"
Replies: 91
Views: 1079

Re: What to say when it's "Too Soon To Say?"

Some of you guys need to learn how to agree to disagree on the internet. It's possible, believe it or not. The season's almost over and we've got a lot to debate throughout the empty space between now and the draft. Let's all send e-beers back and forth and stay cool. "It's a rare occurrence, ...
by dave99
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 17 // Chicago Bears (5-10) vs NY Giants (4-11)
Replies: 89
Views: 1045

Re: Week 17 // Chicago Bears (5-10) vs NY Giants (4-11)

Giants have Bears first round pick. They win either way.
by dave99
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 17 // Chicago Bears (5-10) vs NY Giants (4-11)
Replies: 89
Views: 1045

Re: Week 17 // Chicago Bears (5-10) vs NY Giants (4-11)

Giants have Bears first round pick. They win either way.
by dave99
Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Pace hot seat
Replies: 713
Views: 10734

Re: Pace hot seat

Here is what is not working: Hiring a bright young guy from inside a more successful organization and hoping he will grow into the job. The problem isn’t just identifying the right man, it is also the fact that there is no structure or support system in the building to help direct and accelerate gro...