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Corn Cob wrote:

 

IHATETHEBEARS wrote:

 

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IHATETHEBEARS wrote:

When does Pace's contract expire? And when does Nagy contract expire? Are they the same year?

Pace signed a three-year extension back in 2018 that ran through the 2021 season. But it's unknown whether Chicago quietly signed Pace to a one-year extension to link his and Nagy's contracts, which would effectively run through 2022.Jan 13, 2021

The Chicago Bears have stayed relatively mum on the duration of contract new head coach Matt Nagy has signed, but according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago inked Nagy to a five-year deal. That means Nagy's contract runs one season longer than general manager Ryan Pace, who signed a two-year contract extension this offseason to keep him locked up through the 2021 year.

 

Hasn't this been a problem in the past? Hasn't there been situations where only one new guy was brought in, while the other guy stays? Like a new GM was hired, but wasn't able to bring in a new head coach "his guy." I always assumed the Bears were just cheap, and didn't want to throw away even more money for people still under contract. Like maybe they'll drop one year - but not two.

Pace is the only one in recent memory to be out of the normal procession of letting the GM hire his own HC. IIRC John Fox was brought in to turn the turmoil around after the Emery/Trestman debacle, only because Eddie Arcossi was put in charge of the candidate search for the McCaskey brain trust. And they weren't sure if Pace was competent enough to hire his own HC at the time.

It's not that the Bears are a cheap organization, it's that they have someone running the day to day operations that doesn't have a clue how to run a successful pro football team. Other than always showing a profit for the heirarchy of Halas descendant leeches who use the team as their only income.

It has recently been revealed that Pace wanted to and had a verbal agreement with Dan Quinn when he first got the Bears GM job. He had his HC guy all lined up and Phillips and McCaskey talked him into Accorsi's boy Fox. Things may have gone better with Quinn, who went on to coach the Falcons and had a good run them.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

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I said back around mid season that I thought the team had given up on Nagy and Co. I felt the Veterans were making "business decisions" about their level of play. Eddie Jackson looked like he was cashing checks for most of the year. Trevethan for sure was as he had the past several years. Mack did not seem himself before they finally just shut him down. Quinn is the only guy who really played all out along with Ogletree and Blackson. Those guys played hard all year, auditioning for their next teams I guess. Out now is a new revelation that Hicks was unhappy with this coaching staff and was basically left at home for the season finale.

REPORT: Akiem Hicks Got Into “Ugly” Dispute With Bears Coach

By ERIK LAMBERT

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JAN 9, 2022

This isn’t the way Akiem Hicks wanted to go out. In what is likely his last season with the Chicago Bears, the former Pro Bowler didn’t even get to play in the season finale. This is due to an ankle problem that has dogged him for much of the season. However, that is not the extent of the issues. Something has been off with the 32-year old much of the season. Going as far back as August when he abruptly left practice one day.

As it turns out, there seems to have been some sort of bad blood between Hicks and the coaching staff. According to Adam Jahns of The Athletic, things reached a fever pitch last week against the New York Giants when he got into a heated confrontation with his own defensive line coach. What it was about remains unknown, but this might explain why the Bears seemed to abruptly shut him down for the final week. Using his ankle issue as a convenient cover.

“ACCORDING TO A SOURCE, HICKS HAD A DISPUTE WITH DEFENSIVE LINE COACH CHRIS RUMPH DURING AND AFTER THE GAME AGAINST THE GIANTS AT SOLDIER FIELD. IT WAS CHARACTERIZED AS “HEATED AND UGLY.” COACHES, TEAMMATES AND STAFF MEMBERS WITNESSED THE EXCHANGE. HICKS’ AGENT, DREW ROSENHAUS, DID NOT RETURN AN EMAIL REQUEST FOR COMMENT. THE BEARS DECLINED TO COMMENT.

NOT ONLY DID HICKS NOT PRACTICE LAST WEEK, BUT HE WASN’T AT HALAS HALL. HICKS ALSO DIDN’T TRAVEL WITH THE TEAM TO MINNEAPOLIS FOR SUNDAY’S SEASON FINALE AGAINST THE VIKINGS, A 31-17 LOSS.”

Not a great look.

One can understand Akiem Hicks being frustrated. He’s battled injuries and COVID-19 all year. The guy has wanted to play but can’t seem to keep his body right. Now this supposed rift with his own defensive line coach makes it all the weirder. To say nothing of his desire to get a new contract from the organization. One they haven’t shown any willingness to give him. Not with his turning 33 this year and battling more and more health problems.

As if his future status with the organization weren’t already in doubt, this confrontation probably won’t do him any favors in any push to return. Even if the Bears overhaul their power structure. It is such a tragedy that things devolved to this state for Akiem Hicks. He was one of the best defensive linemen in football back in 2019. Then slowly over the past three seasons, his body started to betray him. Now his final notable moment in navy blue and orange could be fighting with his own coach.

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Hicks has always been a team guy too. This is a very look to end a season. I truly hope they keep none of the Nagy coaches. Aqib Talib was saying during the Broadcast that some of them might stay. Including Desai and his staff. If the above is an indication of the level of pettiness of that staff I do not want them back. When a veteran of Akiem's status is upset, you do whats needed to rectify the situation. You do not bench one of your lockerroom leaders for speaking out about coaching errors.

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2023 A Bright new Day!

Ryan Poles ripping off the band-aids since 2022!

 

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