The Chicago Bears haven’t had much success as of late.
Their last playoff victory came in 2010 when Lovie Smith was still the head coach.
They made the postseason twice under Matt Nagy but did not win games.
After four seasons with the squad, Nagy was replaced by Matt Eberflus.
Meanwhile, Ryan Poles succeeded Ryan Pace as the Bears’ general manager.
The franchise and the Bears’ faithful hope that the transition will change things for the better.
Unfortunately, the new regime is off to a bad start, as shared by the Chicago Tribune’s Dan Wiederer.
According to a league source, the Bears were forced to wipe today’s OTA practice off the books completely after violating the offseason rules of the CBA with live contact during their May practices, which is prohibited.
A misstep by the new regime.
— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) June 7, 2022
Wiederer tweeted, “The Bears made a late alteration to their OTA schedule this week. Today’s practice at Halas Hall was supposed to be open to the media but is now closed. Their final OTA practice viewable to reporters will be Wednesday.”
However, the reason was an avoidable mistake as Wiederer added, “UPDATE: According to a league source, the Bears were forced to wipe today’s OTA practice off the books completely after violating the offseason rules of the CBA with live contact during their May practices, which is prohibited. A misstep by the new regime.”
How can the Bears forget such a straightforward rule?
Can’t they wait until training camp to engage in live contact?
Not only are they violating regulations, but they are already putting their players’ welfare in jeopardy.
The Bears Must Bounce Back
This mishap could create a rift between the players and their coaches.
However, the team should make amends by enforcing what’s written in the CBA.
Otherwise, the players might lose trust in the people supposedly guiding them to victory.
Mandatory minicamp is coming up and live contact is still prohibited during those days.
After all, there’s no sense going hard long before the games start.