Chicago Bears: Finding bright spots amidst a disastrous season

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It’s easy to be upset over this Chicago Bears team, but there are some things to be optimistic about.

It’s been one heck of a week for Chicago Bears fans, mostly because of the conversations regarding the future of leadership. No one truly knows whether or not general manager Ryan Pace or head coach Matt Nagy are safe. It’s tough to know what to believe.

What’s for certain is that Nagy, first and foremost, should not feel completely comfortable where he’s at. If your team is losers of five in a row with a top tier defense, your job is anything but guaranteed. But, will ownership decide to make a change?

Most fans agree there should be a big change, and it starts with Nagy. The offense has been a national embarrassment, and coming from a guy who was renown for his offensive prowess, Nagy should be ashamed and the first to blame.

The Bears are 5-6. Things are in a downward spiral, and if they lose to the Detroit Lions this Sunday after they fired head coach Matt Patricia, that’s likely the nail in the coffin for any potential playoff hopes for these Bears.

Chicago is in a rough spot. This season has been disastrous, but there are a few winnable games remaining on the schedule. If you’re like most fans, you start thinking about the draft at this point. There’s no reason to believe this Bears team would do anything if they squeaked into the postseason, so what’s the point of winning?

Enough doom and gloom, though. That’s for another day. The Bears, while they’ve had a horrific season, have also seen plenty of reasons to be upbeat and positive. It seems odd to try and make light of such a collapse of a season, but Chicago truly does have several reasons to be hopeful — even if it means looking forward to next season.

Give the following reasons a chance at brightening your mood. There’s always hope for next year — no, really.