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Bears are really swinging for the fences with these guys.
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Of course we are.
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I’m holding out hope these are their obligatory interviews and their real target. Harbaugh, is being kept a closer secret.
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dplank wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:28 pm I’m holding out hope these are their obligatory interviews and their real target. Harbaugh, is being kept a closer secret.
The more I think about it, Harbaugh isn't a McCaskey kind of candidate. He's just not that nice of a guy and since Ditka, the McKnuckleheads don't go for difficult personalities. Plus, they're words or actions don't support any loyalty to former players. I'm with you and would be fine with Harbaugh. But I don't think they even grant him an interview.
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Mikefive wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:02 pm
dplank wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:28 pm I’m holding out hope these are their obligatory interviews and their real target. Harbaugh, is being kept a closer secret.
The more I think about it, Harbaugh isn't a McCaskey kind of candidate. He's just not that nice of a guy and since Ditka, the McKnuckleheads don't go for difficult personalities. Plus, they're words or actions don't support any loyalty to former players. I'm with you and would be fine with Harbaugh. But I don't think they even grant him an interview.
If he really wants to come back to the NFL, and the McCaskey's won't even grant him an interview, I think I would be done with the franchise.

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I know there's some Reid-tree ptsd for us, but objectively speaking they could do worse. If nothing else, he's a SB winning coach. Bring him in for an interview, absolutely.

Theres a 2 degree of separation with him and the two Cleveland GM candidates, if thst potentially means anything.
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dplank wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:28 pm I’m holding out hope these are their obligatory interviews and their real target. Harbaugh, is being kept a closer secret.
I know.

I'm not sure what to think of Pederson. But it isn't impressive and I would hate the angle the media would run nonstop about us hiring the guy who we lost to in the playoffs.

I'd rather have Bowles.

But yeah, I'm hoping that down in the Deep Bear A'non bowels of Area 51 they've already interviewed Harbaugh 3 months ago.

I haven't heard Ryan Day's name at all either.

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Why did the Iggles let Pederson go? Is he too buddy-buddy with Nagy? Did he screw up Wentz or was it just bad luck? Pederson was the big driving force for sitting Fields, as he was brought in during preseason and gave the sagely advice of sitting rookies for a year. Would we trust him with Fields?

I dunno. Don't think so.
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Doug Pederson should go to Jacksonville. Don't love him for here.
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This probably means nothing... but here it is.

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Bears Whiskey Nut wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:22 pm
Mikefive wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:02 pm The more I think about it, Harbaugh isn't a McCaskey kind of candidate. He's just not that nice of a guy and since Ditka, the McKnuckleheads don't go for difficult personalities. Plus, they're words or actions don't support any loyalty to former players. I'm with you and would be fine with Harbaugh. But I don't think they even grant him an interview.
If he really wants to come back to the NFL, and the McCaskey's won't even grant him an interview, I think I would be done with the franchise.

George: "we decided not to interview Jim Harbaugh because he's too intense, too focused, and kinda mean."
Be ready to be done. I don't see the McCaskeys taking Harbaugh seriously, agree that he is not their kind of guy. Think squeeky clean like: Jauron, Lovie, Trestman, Nagy.
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Not really sure how Doug Pederson is significantly different than Matt Nagy scheme wise.
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wulfy wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:56 pm Not really sure how Doug Pederson is significantly different than Matt Nagy scheme wise.
Schematically, very similar. Except Pederson's scheme has worked.
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wab wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:32 pm This probably means nothing... but here it is.


Does that not seem like the worst of the available candidates? That list looks way off to me.
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wab wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:58 pm
wulfy wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:56 pm Not really sure how Doug Pederson is significantly different than Matt Nagy scheme wise.
Schematically, very similar. Except Pederson's scheme has worked.
Yep and the Pederson/Flip QB incubator worked for Wentz... until it didn't.
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G08 wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:04 pm
wab wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:58 pm
Schematically, very similar. Except Pederson's scheme has worked.
Yep and the Pederson/Flip QB incubator worked for Wentz... until it didn't.
Well Wentz got hurt a lot too.
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There are almost certainly "Nagy twists" to the concepts they share. Maybe in protections. But scheme is just scheme. Coaching/preparation and play-calling/game-time decisions are where the rubber hits the road.

Nagy can't coach and he can't game plan and he can't call games or make in-game decisions. His scheme might as well be T formation.
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This one makes me cringe the most. I'd feel the same way if Eric Biennemy got an interview, not a fan of the Reid coaching tree.
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I think this hire is most likely to be honest.
I’m not pushin for it but it seems probable.
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I heard Eagles fans as exasperated with Pederson about not running the ball as much as Bears fans were by Nagy. NOPE.
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The Cooler King wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:00 am
That is what I wanted to hear about Pederson. I hope its correct.
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pus wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:23 am
The Cooler King wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:00 am
That is what I wanted to hear about Pederson. I hope its correct.
Same.
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I'm good with the outcome .... but do people think that the DaBearsBlog has that kind of deep connections into Halas Hall? I don't know, maybe ... seems suspect to me however.
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C'mon. Jags, hire him.Read on Yahoo Sports that he was the leading candidate for the Bears, made me want to puke. At least the writer wasn't anyone really plugged into the team.
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wulfy wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:58 pm I'm good with the outcome .... but do people think that the DaBearsBlog has that kind of deep connections into Halas Hall? I don't know, maybe ... seems suspect to me however.
He's typically pretty spot on with his stuff.
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