Sad to say, but we would have to be pretty desperate to sign him. He's pretty much done. I'd rather sign a young unknown at this point. You had an amazing
Don't do a favre and stay retired. You are a hell of a player but now is the time for the younger players to step up and learn.
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Why not just check the purses instead of banning then like you do at a soccer game? I mean in a soccer stadium you aren't allowed to bring your own food/beers
Who knows the name - or if there is one - of the unique step that #34 used where he would step twice in a row on the same foot with the opposite foot
just figured I'd get involved.
I've been a Bears fan for a long time.
Along with a Blackhawks and Bulls fan.
I can't stand baseball
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So tonight was the Fall sports awards for the HS that I coach football at. My players went and got all of us coaches gift bags to show their appreciation and in my bag was a Chicago Bears cap... I...
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Originally Posted by motownbear I guess I was totally wrong status quo isnt the mckaskey mantra for next season
And the best part is they didnt wait a month to "evaluate" the process to fire him lol Taking care of business this early can let us move on to hire as quickly as possible so they can move on to the roster
no more thumbing their butts in chicago about time Originally Posted by motownbear you cant blame people like me who didnt think they would make the move. We have seen many instances where he should have been canned and it didnt happen. This is going to be an exciting offseason with a totally new vision unless they hire another dungy guy lol. Cant wait to see who we are targeting for coach Good news is that out of all the new HC positions available now, bears are the closest to a contender. AND we are a storied franchise. Shouldn't be hard to find good candidates
Some parting thoughts.
In trying to keep this in perspective, what this allows the Bears is AN OPPORTUNITY to make things better. Nothing more. We can make this better and we can make this worse. What Emery does here will define the team for the next several years as well as build or break his reputation as a GM.
Lovie had some really good attributes. He had both his players devoted to him as I have never seen before. We may never see this again to the level that Lovie Smith had. However, I also believe that this trait was his undoing. As a manager, you have to stay objective about your employees. While you can be their friend (and should be IMO), you have to be able to understand when someone is doing the job or is not doing the job and be able to take action. Taking action to terminate someone that is trying their best to do a good job for you, is working hard, and is a good person is not an easy thing to do. Yet that responsibility comes with managing any operation. You need to be able to hold people accountable or the operations will not perform and will take you down with it. IMO, this is exactly what took Lovie down.
There are really only two answers to this, You have to be able to stay unattached enough to be able to tell when one is not performing and be able to take corrective action or you have to surround yourself with people good enough that you won't have to worry about removing them. Lovie was not able to do either here in Chicago.
I do think that it is possible that Lovie will not only succeed elsewhere, but even be an exceptional coach. He has some great attributes, but also has some fatal flaws. He is smart enough I think to work on them if he will bring himself to admit that they are flaws rather than attributes. Loyalty is an attribute, but taken too far is a flaw. He needs to learn this. If he can fix those things or land in an environment where he has capable people around him that he doesn't have to worry about selecting, I can see him becoming a top coach.
However, he was not going to succeed here any longer. He had not made those decisions, and was keeping people that were not doing their job. Because of it, he was putting out a mediocre product year after year and his teams may have had the passion about Lovie, they did not display the same sort of passion on the field. It was time for him to go and hopefully grow somewhere else.
Now hopefully, a guy as sharp as Emery can make the right call for CHicago and our next HC. I want him to shoot for the moon. I really don't want to swap a mediocre coach for another mediocre coach. If that would have been the case, we needed to have kept Lovie. AT least everyone liked him. Lovie was not a bad coach and if we are to do better, we need to shoot for one of the best, else we won't have improved. Very interesting things this off-season!
Sorry for the long post.
I think Cowher fits the Bear mold....down to the scowl!!
It'd be wild to have a HC that wasn't a DC. I'm very ready for that. Haven't had that since Ditka... who never really coordinated anything... just watched Landry and took great notes, apparently.
I want Gruden, but I can't see this team hiring him. He's gonna cost a lot and I'm not sure he's not a pushover. But maybe I'm still thinking int he past... I sort of trust Emery at this point.
Originally Posted by Jimmors We can thank emery for that I'm liking Emery so far.
He was pretty decisive in grabbing Marshall for a what appears to be a steal at this point. Many thought it was risky.
If we move to a 3-4, Shea McClellin makes much more sense. I like what Jeffrey has shown so far. If he has a decent work ethic, he'll be a very solid WR.
Obviously, time will tell. I do believe that Emery is showing that he has a plan and is willing to execute it decisively. Time will tell.
Just glad Emery moved fast and now can be in the mix for the best potential candidates.
Originally Posted by NorthSideBear I think Cowher fits the Bear mold....down to the scowl!! Wont happen unless Emery gives him total control
Originally Posted by short faced bear Just glad Emery moved fast and now can be in the mix for the best potential candidates. I agree. Although most of the best ones are still employed through the playoffs
"Whoot, There It Is"
goodbye Drake and DeBord !!!
Absolutely. Their protector is gone and they can not compete on their record. Originally Posted by short faced bear goodbye Drake and DeBord !!!
It took Cower 13 YEARS to win a SB and the Bears fired Lovie after 9. Cower has been out of touch for too long to be what this team needs to move forward. Just say NO to the spitter!
Motown, the problem is you haven't been listening to the news, since last year. All reports were that the Mc's were taking a step back from how the team was run and that it was Emery's decision to make. Recently that was reiterated, and also it was said that the decision process had already started(prior to the final 2 weeks), AND making the playoffs was not enough to, necessarily, keep Lovie.
As for coaches, we are looking at young O minded coaches(like OC in Den). Not a rehash/retred.
Emery really did have the authority. The quick decision was evident of that. No doubt he informed ownership as to his plan prior to this week, but he pulled the trigger quickly. That was the right method. Compare to these types of decisions in years past, when we would wait days, or longer, while the rest of the league was already conducting interviews. I believe this is evident of a new management philosophy at Halas Hall. Kudos to George McCaskey for implementing the necessary changes.
Originally Posted by Rakk Emery really did have the authority. The quick decision was evident of that. No doubt he informed ownership as to his plan prior to this week, but he pulled the trigger quickly. That was the right method. Compare to these types of decisions in years past, when we would wait days, or longer, while the rest of the league was already conducting interviews. I believe this is evident of a new management philosophy at Halas Hall. Kudos to George McCaskey for implementing the necessary changes. Yes. We were the last to interview so the best candidates took other jobs, and we were left to claim the bottom of the barrel. With a fast start maybe we can get the cream off the top for a change.
Mike McCoy is on his way here to interview as we speak its on roto and 670 just confirmed
Originally Posted by VJ18 Mike McCoy is on his way here to interview as we speak its on roto and 670 just confirmed Yep. Posted that a few ago. Only real plus is he made Tebow look half way decent. That and he worked with Marshall.
It was high time, and it couldn't happen until Emery got here. BIG kudos to the job he's done so far. Key words being, "so far".
I'm really looking forward to seeing how he rebuilds this team. I love the fact that he was able to recognize what the existing scheme and talent pool was, and immediately add players who complimented that. I didn't intend this to be an Emery love letter, but I'm genuinely excited and confident that he wants to both win NOW, and build for the future.
I'm excited to see where this gets us next year, we had a great start to this seasons and if the new coach can take that a keep it going I really think we have a decent chance at making a good playoff run next year.