One Alarming Thing Ryan Poles' Actions Tell Bears Fans

The Bears are Bears-ing all over again. What GM Ryan Poles is doing in regards to the head coach has fans' ears perked up in fear.
Nov 27, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh (left) speaks
Nov 27, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh (left) speaks / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have decided to retain head coach Matt Eberflus after two straight losing seasons. The path forward is still unknown, but general manager Ryan Poles is sticking with his guy and believes he is still the right man for the job.

This is all coming at yet another pivotal time for the Bears franchise. They have a lot of assets and options on the table ready to use and improve the team. The near future is the brightest it has been in decades. But fans still feel a very low and dark cloud hovering over them, hoping for the best but expecting the worst.

The decision to retain Eberflus came four days after the end of the regular season, presumably following exit interviews with supporting staff and players. We don't know what was said behind those closed doors, but we are forced to believe the review of Eberflus from his peers was positive enough to retain him.

Poles sticking with is guy Eberflus is something we can only hope works out, but the fact he chose him under these circumstances is alarming.

Bears Fans Can't Overlook Who Poles is Choosing Eberflus Over

The list of head coaching candidates in the NFL is growing more and more by the day.

The Tennessee Titans decided to fire Mike Vrabel after a couple of off seasons. The New England Patriots have decided to move on from arguably the greatest to ever do it, Bill Belichick. Head coach of the national champion Michigan Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh, is speculated to make a return to the NFL. Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, who helped the Lions win the NFC North division for the first time ever and will host a playoff game for the first time in 30 years, is widely expected to land a head coaching gig.

What Poles and the Bears brass are telling fans is that they feel Eberflus is a better head coach than all the names listed above. They did not consider Vrabel. They did reach out to Harbaugh in pure due diligence. They decided to not wait out Johnson's playoff run for an interview. Nothing.

This is the exact stubborn, hard-headed ignorance that has the Bears still running in the 20th century mindset. They are too loyal in a business that requires hurting feelings. If only there were as quick to move on from their staff and executives as they were the players on the field.

Poles, Eberflus, and the rest of the front office better be on their knees praying they're right.

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