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by Ditka’s dictaphone
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…
Replies: 98
Views: 1354

Re: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…

Personally I think he’s still in the mix. I’ve flip-flopped on this but I think Harbaugh is still on the list I'm still flopping around on it too, but why not hire Harbaugh if he agrees to a GM who is agreeable to George? Does Jim absolutely have to have full control over everything? Can't they agr...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace
Replies: 352
Views: 2670

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

Got a feeling Harbaugh may still be in the mix
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…
Replies: 98
Views: 1354

Re: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…

Personally I think he’s still in the mix. I’ve flip-flopped on this but I think Harbaugh is still on the list
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3133

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Got a feeling Harbaugh is still in mix.
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3133

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 wouldn’t say “perfectly comfortable”, I’m jus...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3133

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Call me dumb. Or crazy. But I don't understand why we're interviewing for coaches when we haven't hired our GM yet. Shouldn't we hire our GM first and then let him hire his coach? Further, I can understand why potential coaches are busy right now if they're still busy prepping for their upcoming pl...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: GM Candidate: Rick Smith, former Texans GM
Replies: 67
Views: 645

Re: GM Candidate: Rick Smith, former Texans GM

Dardango wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:50 am but Smith is so much of a no-brainer that even the Bears brain trust shouldn't even be able to screw this up.
I just have visions of George reading this post and saying to himself

“Oh yeah! We’ll see about THAT buddy.
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace
Replies: 352
Views: 2670

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 Ditka’s dictaphone
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:05 pm
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

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 Ditka’s dictaphone
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Middleguard's awards for the 21-22 season
Replies: 20
Views: 129

Re: Middleguard's awards for the 21-22 season

The HOCKEY award for predicting too little total scoring: 1)Ditka's dictaphone 2)Otis Day 3)Hema2.0 YESSSSSSS :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: I think I won that for my prediction in the first Lions game : Bears 3 - 2 Lions The KOOLAID award for most error in favor of the Bears was hotly contested this yea...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…
Replies: 98
Views: 1354

Re: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…

Personally I think Carr is a crappy QB, and is terribly inconsistent. Additionally Mark Davis is the real life embodiment of Lloyd Christmas. Not sure why that is an attractive job. You live in Las Vegas, cash big checks, and if it doesn't work in four years you walk away a very rich man. But Harba...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:49 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’m on the Bills now too.
That performance against the Pats was beautiful.

I hope they can continue that and haven’t peaked too early.
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Whither Thou ARob?
Replies: 33
Views: 340

Re: Whither Thou ARob?

I think he let his team mates down with a lack of application - so wave goodbye
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Conduct your HC Interviews
Replies: 22
Views: 281

Re: Conduct your HC Interviews

Grizzled wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:26 am How are you going to beat Green Bay consistently?
Answer: Score more points than them :-P
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3133

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Here’s my prediction:

Daboll to Miami
Flores to Giants

Bears pull a rabbit out of the hat and land Harbaugh
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1256

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

I’m pretty sure the McCaskeys won’t want anything to do with Watson, so if Flores makes Watson a condition then it’ll be a “no” from us. Watson has sat out last season and who knows if/when he’ll take another NFL snap. It’s a very stupid association from Flores. If he’s a close friend you might want...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1256

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

Hema2.0 wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:39 pm Fuck me. Harbaugh better take the damn job then.
Are you going to take the GM job Hema?
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3133

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

wiNDycityfan wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:02 pm Would you trade JF1 for Deshaun Watson? No matter how implausible, thought provoking.
Not this off season ;)
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3133

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I have a feeling Flores is the guy. Or at least a very good chance. They're either doing their homework on him hard or building out his staff. Since he interviewed the following interviews/requests were announced: 1. Caldwell (hired by Flores but stepped down for health reasons only a few months in...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Jones the Better Bears QB?
Replies: 47
Views: 834

Re: Jones the Better Bears QB?

Jones has a lower ceiling that Fields.

Will Fields ever hit his ceiling? Who knows, he needs a better coach/team.
Hopefully Chicago can make the adjustments
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…
Replies: 98
Views: 1354

Re: A LOT of smoke about Harbaugh…

If I were Jim Harbaugh, at his stage in life, I wouldn't leave a top-level college gig, period. When you're purring down an uncluttered I-84 at 70 MPH in a cruisemoblie with every creature comfort imaginable, why on earth would you want to jump into a half broke-down, overheated old Sherman tank? B...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1256

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

I think he’s getting an unfair press. He’s no some cold uncompromising asshole. This guy cares and in his final dolphins post game interview he looked genuinely upset that he was about to lose his job

by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 3133

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Apparently Jim Caldwell is “expecting” to be called for an interview as HC.

Doesn’t fill me with much enthusiasm.
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1256

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

otis wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:46 am doubtful on houston. watson won't play for the owners. so he would look like an ass if he went back because of the coach.
Could they both end up in NY?
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1256

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

As much as I like the Flores hire, I don’t think he’ll choose the Bears. The Giants reportedly want him and he’s a New Yorker. The Texans want him and he’s on record with his wish to work with Deshaun Watson and they have interviewed him. We’ll probably be below those 2 in his wish list. Unless the ...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:39 am
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’m having the Steelers to take the Chiefs :clap:
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1256

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

Well obviously we want to maximise Fields talent but that is priority number 2 really. We want a winning team first and foremost. We want to maximise every player’s talent. It’s no good having Fields shine on offense if our defense can’t hold water and our special teams are failing. It all goes hand...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1256

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

In summation, Flores wanted the Dolphins to draft Herbert. They drafted Tua instead. The whole thing was doomed from the start. I get that but I still want an HC who can work with the cards he’s been dealt. Now Flores has done that, he’s had poor rosters and overachieved, but there has to be a way ...
by Ditka’s dictaphone
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: 2022 Salary Cap Outlook, v2 (PostPace)
Replies: 76
Views: 513

Re: 2022 Salary Cap Outlook, v2 (PostPace)

I haven’t invested the time and energy into cap space and contracts so I’m very grateful to read from those that have. Thanks :thumbsup: It really underlines to me the degree to which our HC and GM were failing (as a pair). You can compensate for poor drafting or resource assignment by great coachin...