Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles spoke with reporters on Thursday and confirmed that the team is currently facing adversity.
The Bears are 0-2 on the season and this week has been tumultuous in that their defensive coordinator Alan Williams resigned effective immediately and quarterback Justin Fields openly took aim at the team’s coaching staff.
The events on Wednesday led to the Bears being a talking point for many Sports Talk Shows on Thursday morning.
Mike Greenberg was not the only ESPN employee to take aim at the Bears’ organization.
Stephen A. Smith used his platform on ESPN’s First Take to refer to the Bears as “trash” and that the organization does not represent the city of Chicago well. It was a take that was shared on social media and Bears safety Jaquan Brisker did not hide his thoughts.
Now, perhaps, Brisker liked the Tweet as a way of keeping the receipts. In today’s age of social media, players are very aware of what is being said about them and the team. No longer do players need to clip newspaper articles and pin them to a bulletin board within the locker room. It certainly is possible that Brisker wants to be reminded of the Tweet as a way to inspire the team.
But, this is the Bears that we are talking about and they should not be afforded that credit.
This is not the first time that Brisker may have expressed his true feelings. In the first installment of his weekly interview with “The Bernstein and Holmes Show” the Monday following the Bears’ loss to the Green Bay Packers, Brisker admitted that he was surprised that fans were so quick to boo the team and that he would have thought they would be more behind them.
The Bears have a culture problem.