- Mar 12, 2013
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I agree with you in the past few years Bears ownership has demonstrated patience and a sense of loyalty to Pace/Nagy. They haven't seemed to meddle. Pace was given the green light to trade up for Fields, and make as many trades as he did. We seem to spend all our Cap space, etc.I've been thinking about this for a while and I'm wondering what the biggest complaint is with the ownership. I know that many feel that ownership should have fired Nagy and Pace during the season, but doesn't loyalty count for anything? I mean if you look at it from that perspective, isn't that a good quality (annoying at times, yes, but still an overall good quality)? In a world where there is often no loyalty at all, this should mean something.
Is it that there is an evident lack of football knowledge? It seems that making an effort to bring in people who are more 'subject matter experts' makes sense. If you don't know something, admit it, and then find someone who does. The search that they are undertaking for both GM and HC is taking a long time, but isn't that a good thing? Doesn't it indicate that ownership wants to pick the right people? What's wrong with that?
When I think of the Bears, I think of an organization that prides itself on tradition, of being a cold weather smash and grind football team. We don't have much drama like Vegas or Cincy or Cleveland, and I think that ownership has something to do with that.
These are legit questions I'm asking because I don't know. I don't live in Chicago, so I haven't interacted with the franchise in the same way that many of you have. My experience in life is that the grass is always greener on the other side. I just wonder if things would be worse with new ownership.
But what I think has influenced the narrative, especially on here, is that ownership refused to hire an inside trusted candidate like Chris Ballard because he wanted to ditch Cutler and go elsewhere with the QB position. It was a stipulation in taking the job and ownership wanted to stay with Cutler. We then hired Pace. Ballard eventually went to the Colts.
Then add in that the media loves to praise Colts management and point to them as a highly run franchise. Afterall Wentz chose to go there and refused to go to the Bears...etc, etc.