wab wrote:That's not the point. It has nothing to do with him coming around. Pace isn't going anywhere any time soon.
I agree with UOK. How do fans who hate a team, it's leadership, it's QB...whoever...enjoy being, you know...a fan.
I honestly wonder why some fans don't find a more suitable team to root for.
Read the whole post, @Drone7 . I'm not advocating for BELIEVE IN PACE, etc. I'm simply curious how fans who set their threshold for satisfaction at Firing The General Manager enjoy being a Bears fan.
I don't want to make anyone feel foolish or alienated, either. You're fully in your rights to feel like Pace hasn't met your expectations, just as others are disenchanted with Nagy, etc. It's not a matter of ignoring what's evident.
It's more about how the game-to-game experience gives you....anything of enjoyment, I guess. Bears lose = they should really consider firing the GM. Bears win = delaying the need to address the real problem by firing the GM.
GM firings are not and should not be annual, and even then, waiting for one day a year where the team may fire their GM is a patient, patient exercise that often won't be given. And even if they did, chances are good the person the team would choose to replace Pace isn't going to be somebody you'd prefer, so...what's the point?
THAT is why it's more logical and gratifying to argue for swapping out a guard, or moving somebody to this position, drafting this or that, hiring this assistant coach, etc. Because you can guarantee that will happen in a timely and fairly regular pattern based on either injury or adjustment.
If a GM gets fired, it likely means some really awful shit has gone down for your franchise, and an 8-8 season after a 12-4 division championship doesn't exactly qualify.