The rumors of Ryan Pace’s dismissal from the Chicago Bears are music to the ears of all Bears fans. If it is true, Pace was not where the Bears should’ve started. Pace has shown his ability to make smart decisions for the team and the betterment of the future as a whole.
While the Bears have not been in a rebuilding phase as badly as other teams, the need for staff changes and changes as a whole is long overdue. Matt Nagy has shown week in and week out that he is unable to plan for a quarterback as dynamic as Justin Fields.
Justin Fields has reportedly stayed after practices and work with receivers to pin down his routes and the playbook as a whole. Nagy still has yet to change anything in regards to the team’s offensive playstyle.
A head coach lacking the ability to maintain a rookie quarterback as elite as Fields, who works night and day to build his skillset and become accustomed to the way the offense runs, is not one that deserves the chance to do it for more than the first three weeks Fields played.
The Chicago Bears really need to consider firing Matt Nagy as the head coach.
Nagy and his lackluster head coaching are far more detrimental to the club than a GM who didn’t fire Nagy sooner, over-drafted a quarterback from a school primarily dominated by basketball, signed a washed-up quarterback for more than he should have ever been offered, and traded away a hefty sum for a franchise defensive anchor.
Firing Pace may solve some problems but until a head coach competent enough to coach a team as stacked as the Bears is at the helm, the main root of the problem will remain.
Much like the Blackhawks, a removal of the GM and head coach is a high bargain and an important part of changes at the forefront of the organization’s immediate future. Given the circumstances regarding his dismissal, Stan Bowman was overdue to make changes and needed to be removed.
Pace needs to put his foot down and make the move to fire Nagy even if they have to name an interim. Provide the fans and the club the option to rebuild and create hope for the next couple of years that are all key to Fields’ growth.