Chicago radio host Laurence Holmes said on the air what most Chicago Bears fans have been feeling for months, most likely years.
In essence, Holmes reminds all of us that the Bears have very little to be excited about going forward.
.@LaurenceWHolmes was fired up today: "What is it that he’s done in his career as general manager of the #Bears that says to you he deserves another opportunity to pick the future of your franchise? They should’ve fired him today.”
— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) March 17, 2021
Worse than that, he traces the mismanagement directly to GM Ryan Pace who by all rationale accounts has failed the franchise, players, fans, and city in many ways.
“What you didn’t do was succeed. You didn’t get it done. Period. So I don’t have any bleeps to give for Ryan Pace’s effort and guess what? Neither should you. All they keep telling you is potential, potential, potential. How long are you going to allow that to be what they do? How can George (McCaskey) and Ted (Phillips) this morning be excited about the state of their football team? How?”
1. “He Tried” Nonsense
Do you think Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace think they’re doing a good job? Do you think they high fived after this deal was signed?
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) March 16, 2021
There have been national media people giving Pace a pass because he tried to get Russell Wilson from the Seahawks.
When the deal with Wilson did not materialize, Plan B was to sign Andy Dalton to a 1 year $10 million contract that makes the starting quarterback situation even more confusing.
Trying does not win games, and according to Holmes no one cares that he tried.
Barry Rozner of the Daily Herald summed it up like this:
“As for Pace and Matt Nagy, you already knew they were facing their final year in Chicago, having survived to work here in 2021 when they had no business keeping their jobs.”
Perhaps that is the only morsel of good news, maybe Pace and Nagy have finally gone to the point of no return in their mismanagement of the Bears and will finally be ushered to the exit door after the 2021 season.
2. He Is Doing Wrong Things Repeatedly
It does make you wonder if Pace and Nagy feel like they are winning at free agency or at building a team in general.
The Bears are giving us almost daily examples of what not to do in order to have a successful team.
The #Bears can’t get a compensatory pick for Kyle Fuller. They weren’t able to trade him.
Ryan Pace just cut a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback in his prime and got nothing out of it. This is how bad NFL teams are run.
— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) March 18, 2021
The Bears left a quality player walk and got nothing in return.
Speaking of quality players, is it any wonder why wide receiver Allen Robinson isn’t sure he wants to sign the franchise tag deal?
It could be a long year for him also.
3. Pace’s Legacy Of Quarterbacks
The Chicago Bears are not known for their legacy of legendary quarterbacks.
Holmes tells us the quarterbacks Ryan Pace has worked with during his tenure as general manager since 2015.
Entering 2021, the quarterbacks are Andy Dalton and Nick Foles.
Michael Wilbon of ESPN, a native of Chicago, dove deeper into the quarterback issue talking about the quarterbacks the Bears passed up in previous drafts as well as the mismanagement of Trubisky.
I'm angry about the Bears signing Andy Dalton. This guy Ryan Pace should be fired if this is all he can do. He and Matt Nagy have led the Chicago Bears to ruin. pic.twitter.com/WDsyW0OhV7
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) March 16, 2021
Bears fans have six months until the season opens.
At this rate, many will be on the brink of insanity by then if the offseason continues to go this badly.