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Chicago Bears: Examining who really failed the offense in week three

The answer is simple: Nagy. Three full seasons and three games into year four as head coach, Nagy has cycled through five starting quarterbacks and has yet to put together a consistent offensive. The Bears have struggled on offense and limped to the finish line each of the last two seasons, which has led to questions about Nagy’s ability to be a head coach.

https://empiresportsmedia.com/chicago-bears/chicago-bears-examining-who-really-failed-the-offense-in-week-three/

 

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Great read Papa. Thanks for posting. Fields provides hope. Nagy provides nothing, and needs to go before he ruins Fields. Why wait until the end of the season to make the move. It is time to be decisive rather than waiting. 

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Ryan Pace is at it again! Trading a 6th round 2023 pick to Miami for WR Jakeem Grant. Grant has been on the fins for 6 years and is mostly a kick returner. He will most likely relieve both Kahlil and Webster of their return duties.

I have some concerns about Pace trading even more future picks, as he is no shoe in to return in 2022 along with Nagy. Both should see the pavement at the latest by season end. Neither can produce a winner in Chicago.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

Ryan Poles ripping off the band-aids since 2022!

 

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I agree with you Shadow. Nagy is in over his head and starting to crack under the pressure. I believe both Nagy and Pace will be let go after the season. Why wait? Do it before either one of them set the team back any farther. with poor decisions.

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Khalil Mack (Ribs/Foot), David Montgomery (Knee), and Akiem Hicks (Groin) Were Among the Six Bears Who Didn’t Practice Wendnesday

•   The headliners of this group are Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks, a pair of stud defenders this team needs to be healthy. Mack was already dealing with a foot issue stemming from the Week 3 Browns game, but now has a ribs injury to go along with it. Hicks was in on just one defensive snap before a groin injury put him on the sidelines. It’s not a good sign that Hicks didn’t practice after not returning to Sunday’s game against the Lions. I suppose we could hold out optimism, citing Mack’s practice limitations last week. But we won’t get too far ahead of our skis.

https://www.bleachernation.com/bears/2021/10/06/khalil-mack-ribs-foot-david-montgomery-knee-and-akiem-hicks-groin-were-among-the-six-bears-who-didnt-practice-wendnesday/

 

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Chicago Bears RB Damien Williams on COVID-19 list; status for Sunday's game vs. Green Bay Packers in doubt

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32401315/chicago-bears-rb-damien-williams-covid-19-list-status-sunday-game-vs-green-bay-packers-doubt

 

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After six games and the current state of the Bears team, I am even more concerned. Pace is hanging by a string. Pace knows if we don't make the playoffs he will not have a job at the end of the year. Pace is overspending the draft capital, pushing out salaries and putting us in a deeper hole. I would replace Pace right away before he digs a deeper hole for us. Make Josh Lucas or Champ Kelly acting GM until the end of the season. Champ would be my choice as acting GM. I believe the Bears are not a playoff caliber team. I believe we are in a rebuild now and need to trade some player for draft capital to build around Fields. The only players we could get anything for are ARob, Akiem Hicks and Robert Quinn. Yes it would hurt, but it would only be a short term pain. Pace knows we are in a rebuild. He can't admit it because it would validate after six years we are still in a rebuild, and he has failed as the GM.

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Injuries Wear Down Bears Defensive Front

No one is denying it at Halas Hall because it's obvious in games as well as statistics.

The groin injury to Akiem Hicks, the foot sprain Khalil Mack suffered and even the knee injury Eddie Goldman finally got over three weeks ago all have taken a toll, particularly with the Bears run defense. 

Missed practice time is especially a problem. 

Since his injury on the first play against Detroit, Hicks has had just two practices and both were limited practices. Mack didn't practice at all last week the practices he has had since the Detroit game have been limited.

Hicks was the one where it showed up in snap counts. He was shuttled in and out extensively as coaches tried to keep him fresh, but the groin injury obviously hadn't healed. Hicks played just 24 snaps, 41% of the plays.

In the first three games, Hicks had 77%, 75% and 63% of the snaps, but then missed all but one play against the Lions and all of the Raiders game. He tried to gut one out against the Packers.

Green Bay's running attack had its best day of the year with 154 yards.

"Just a tough guy, man," defensive line coach Chris Rumph said. "He's tough, going out there and just giving it all for the Bears, giving it all for his teammates and just playing, just fighting through it, man."

Mack has piled up six sacks despite playing with the sprain and he played 80% of the snaps on Sunday after he didn't practice.

"He's always diligent in his preparation, but he understands that what he's trying to do when he's fighting through something and he's not going to be able to take the reps in practice to get into production on the field, that he knows to put in a little extra time," outside linebackers coach Bill Shuey said. "He's got to look at things a little bit differently. And quite honestly, he's got to make sure he's taking mental reps, which is not something that he normally does a lot of. 

When younger players see Mack fighting through injury, it does leave an impression. Leadership has become more of a thing for Mack.

The problem with playing through pain is it might not give the injury a chance to heal. The Bears could use a bye but this isn't coming until November.

 

https://www.si.com/nfl/bears/news/fighting-through-injuries-weakens-bears-defensive-front

 

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Sluggobear wrote:

After six games and the current state of the Bears team, I am even more concerned. Pace is hanging by a string. Pace knows if we don't make the playoffs he will not have a job at the end of the year. Pace is overspending the draft capital, pushing out salaries and putting us in a deeper hole. I would replace Pace right away before he digs a deeper hole for us. Make Josh Lucas or Champ Kelly acting GM until the end of the season. Champ would be my choice as acting GM. I believe the Bears are not a playoff caliber team. I believe we are in a rebuild now and need to trade some player for draft capital to build around Fields. The only players we could get anything for are ARob, Akiem Hicks and Robert Quinn. Yes it would hurt, but it would only be a short term pain. Pace knows we are in a rebuild. He can't admit it because it would validate after six years we are still in a rebuild, and he has failed as the GM.

Dream scenario... team barely misses the playoffs, Pace and Nagy both go...

Dave Toub - has lead great special teams for the last 20 years... unlocked the potential of Devin Hester and Robbie Gould was a different kicker when he was around vs when he left... Developed Cario Santos and Harrison Buckner... has had a top 5 returns and kicking unit for pretty much the last 13 years.

Pair him with Doug Pederson, someone from Reid's tree who actually showed the ability to develop a QB in Wentz

Keep Desai

Poach someone from Dallas for GM, particularly Lionel Vital... who has been the directory of college scouting the last 5 years... why? Look at their offensive line drafting, they have put a lot of draft capital into the oline and have pretty much had one of the best over the passed 5 seasons or so... plus they have been very efficient drafting per football outsiders.

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Bama looks like a scenario that would work, Penderson would be a great selection. Brian Daboli would be another QB developer. He has done well working with Josh Allen.

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