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by Artbest
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Matt Nagy deserves a little credit
Replies: 22
Views: 197

Re: Matt Nagy deserves a little credit

Pace was struggling before Nagy arrived - his missed opportunities in the 2017 draft will live forever in GM infamy. quote=HisRoyalSweetness post_id=279434 time=1638061572 user_id=1363] In contrast Ryan Pace has built a team designed to win with its defense despite having hired an offensive coach. S...
by Artbest
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 12 // Thanksgiving // Bears (3-7) @ Lions (0-9-1)
Replies: 69
Views: 720

Re: Week 12 // Thanksgiving // Bears (3-7) @ Lions (0-9-1)

The second half offense, until the final drive, was inexcusably anemic - coming away with only 3 points against Detroit is bad - very bad. That said, I thought Dalton, for the most part, did his job. He’s obviously a lot more efficient at this point than fields. Even with Robinson, the bear offense ...
by Artbest
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Has anyone changed their mind on Daboll?
Replies: 52
Views: 413

Re: Has anyone changed their mind on Daboll?

Washington isn’t firing Chico - if they did, he’d instantly be the leading candidate for the bears imo Gettelman and Judge may be out in New Jersey Agree on Zimmer - it’s playoffs or bust for him I would think there may be a discussion or two about whacking Urban Meyer If the Broncos fail to make th...
by Artbest
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Old Bear Fan
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Old Bear Fan

While he’s taken too many hits, there’s no evidence Fields isn’t cool under pressure - just the opposite. If anything, at times, he’s too cool under pressure - which can get him into trouble. The open question with fields imo is whether he can see the whole field, read a defense and process quickly....
by Artbest
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving
Replies: 139
Views: 1226

Re: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving

I get not responding to every rumor - but a well run organizations leaders do not hide and have their coaches respond to reports of a pending firing.

That said, I believe Nagy finishes the season regardless of the outcome in Detroit.
by Artbest
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Old Bear Fan
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Old Bear Fan

Fields is a question mark - but one with tremendous upside. It won’t be difficult to find a head coach who wants a chance to work with him or a GM who would welcome the chance to build around him.
by Artbest
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving
Replies: 139
Views: 1226

Re: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving

The reporter from the patch is a Pulitzer Prize winner - the odds of him simply “making this up” are slim. The question is who told him this? Beyond that, the bear organization bungled this - badly. Not true? George should have issued a statement immediately that it was false and shouldn’t have wait...
by Artbest
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Hub Arkush: George McCaskey instructed team to start Fields
Replies: 26
Views: 267

Re: Hub Arkush: George McCaskey instructed team to start Fields

Imo, if true, this is an abhorrent look for the franchise. Quality coaching candidates now have to factor in know-nothing owner interference into on field decisions.

This damages bear ownership and the organization, not the late duck Matt Nagy
by Artbest
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving
Replies: 139
Views: 1226

Re: Rumor: Nagy to be Fired after Thanksgiving

Hughes is dead wrong - the bear organization botched this.

mshu7 wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:42 pm
by Artbest
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Has anyone changed their mind on Daboll?
Replies: 52
Views: 413

Re: Has anyone changed their mind on Daboll?

I have - guy NEVER runs the ball. It seems to have caught up with him and with Josh Allen.
by Artbest
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: McCaskey addresses team - no Nagy firing after Thanksgiving
Replies: 139
Views: 1226

Re: Rumor: Nagy to be Fired after Thanksgiving

I don't believe 670 has confirmed the story - they're just repeating the Patch report. Beat writers and national NFL types (Glazer, Rapoport, Schefter etc.) have not confirmed the story. It's POSSIBLE - but I expect an outright denial during today's press briefings. Won't be surprised if this a. isn...
by Artbest
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Delerious Excitement over Fields
Replies: 440
Views: 6212

Re: Delerious Excitement over Fields

While I do think Fields puts his body in harms way (way) too often & fumbles continue to be a problem, IMO there’s been an improvement in pocket presence and awareness since the Tampa debacle. There’s a tendency to overreact to the bad (ravens) and good (over 200 second half passing game yards &...
by Artbest
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Nagy Hot Seat
Replies: 718
Views: 10817

Re: Nagy Hot Seat

IMHO... * The Bear job, even with a bad roster and limited draft capital, will continue to be a coveted destination for prospective head coaches. In addition to being the NFL's charter franchise in the league's 3rd largest market, they have young QB with (albeit still unrealized) considerable upside...
by Artbest
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Is Vildor The Worst CB We've Ever Had?
Replies: 45
Views: 376

Re: Is Vildor The Worst CB We've Ever Had?

Vildor is down there imo among the worst starting CB's the Bears have (ever) had - at least in the modern era. Jeremy Lincoln was bad, Lemuel Stinson was bad, Zach Bowman was bad...if we want to go WAY back, Terry Schmidt was HORRENDOUS. Virgil Livers was pretty bad. Vildor IS the worst in recent me...
by Artbest
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 12 // Thanksgiving // Bears (3-7) @ Lions (0-9-1)
Replies: 69
Views: 720

Re: Week 12 // Thanksgiving // Bears (3-7) @ Lions (0-9-1)

With Dalton starting, the Bears likely pull this one out.

Bears 17
Lions 16
by Artbest
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Nagy Hot Seat
Replies: 718
Views: 10817

Re: Nagy Hot Seat

With Dalton starting, the Bears likely beat Detroit. IF they somehow lose, it would be gross misconduct for George NOT to dismiss Nagy - and possibly DeSai along with him. I know...I know...the Bears have never fired a coach in season. However, Nagy looks completely defeated - why prolong his misery...
by Artbest
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 11 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
Replies: 127
Views: 1049

Re: Week 10 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

An organization with a pulse would fire Nagy and Sean Desai tonight
by Artbest
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 11 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
Replies: 127
Views: 1049

Re: Week 10 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

After a quick td, Dalton led offense returns to form
by Artbest
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 11 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
Replies: 127
Views: 1049

Re: Week 10 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

Defense is actually not playing very well against a non descript backup QB Fields not playing well - inaccurate on too many throws, seems confused by the ravens coverages and, when he is accurate, Darnell Mooney drops the ball - including an absolutely gutless drop on a perfect pass on 3rd down with...
by Artbest
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 11 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
Replies: 127
Views: 1049

Re: Week 10 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

Bears struggling to contain a nondescript backup QB- bad turnover by fields after Peters destroyed on an inexplicable 5 man protection.

This is feeling like a meltdown game
by Artbest
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Week 11 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
Replies: 127
Views: 1049

Re: Week 10 // Chicago Bears (3-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

After a nice opening drive ends with no points, fields and the passing game look badly out of sync
by Artbest
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Nagy Hot Seat
Replies: 718
Views: 10817

Re: Nagy Hot Seat

While I think it IS possibly, likely even, that Pace stays and Nagy goes, the case for Pace remains weak at best. I don’t know that one winning season out of 7 is “above average.” It’s difficult - for me anyway - to consider a GM whose roster after 7 years is this old, bereft of explosive blue chip ...
by Artbest
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Jeff Bezos & The Bears?
Replies: 34
Views: 384

Re: Jeff Bezos & The Bears?

Jeff Bezos isn’t buying the bears. He likely wasn’t actually spotted at Halas Hall.

IF he were to buy the bears, he’d be able to build a new stadium from petty cash
by Artbest
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Mack to season-ending IR for foot surgery
Replies: 27
Views: 337

Re: Mack to season-ending IR for foot surgery

I don't know that this will be used by Bear ownership to create an excuse to bring everyone back. The age and atrophy of the defense is on full display - Mack, Hicks, Trevathan - as is the lack of explosive weapons on offense - not to mention chronic coaching incompetence. I do believe the Bears nee...
by Artbest
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Jeff Bezos & The Bears?
Replies: 34
Views: 384

Re: Jeff Bezos & The Bears?

I highly doubt there’s any truth to this
by Artbest
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Nagy Hot Seat
Replies: 718
Views: 10817

Re: Nagy Hot Seat

I think Fields progressing helps Nagy's (and Pace's) cause...but its likely no guarantee of employment beyond 2021. The Bears have to start winning some football games. They have to stop looking like they didn't practice all week at the start of games. If they go 7-10 or worse, I don't see Nagy retu...
by Artbest
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Delerious Excitement over Fields
Replies: 440
Views: 6212

Re: Delerious Excitement over Fields

Agreed - this is but one game….that said… Mitchs comeback wins weren’t against top defenses - he did it at least twice against Detroit, I think a bad game he played against a terrible Arizona cardinal team in 2018 may count as one etc. I don’t recall Mitch doing it against one of the leagues best de...
by Artbest
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Game Balls and Horns - Wk 9 vs PIT
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: Game Balls and Horns - Wk 8 vs PIT

Game Ball(s): Justin Fields. His second half was so good that he is PFF's highest graded QB this week - not highest graded rookie, the highest rated QB regardless of tenure. He threw for well over 200 second half yards and led an improbable comeback against a (still) highly regarded defense, on the ...
by Artbest
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Nagy Hot Seat
Replies: 718
Views: 10817

Re: Nagy Hot Seat

Awful day for Daboll and Moore today