Obvious Nuggets from Bears Closing Statements

Final Media Day

The agony of the “Double-Doink” still lingers throughout the hearts and minds of the Windy City. But Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy mustered the strength to meet with the media for the Chicago Bears annual end of the year address. Stand by, there is hope for 2019 and beyond.

Too Soon Cody

Let’s address the elephant in the room. Recently, Cody Parkey made a guest appearance on the “Today Show” discussing his ugly missed field goal against the Eagles. It was a quasi-human interest expose that focused on Parkey the person, not the athlete. TOO SOON SIR. The city is still agitated with the loss and you are going on tour to discuss how, “Football doesn’t define you.” Yes, it is just a game. Yes, there is more to life than said game. But damn dude, how do you think your teammates feel now after everyone had your back that Sunday night? Pace and Nagy are certainly humming new tunes as they appeared ‘Caught off Guard’ by your interview. Sir, you have been warned and your days in the Windy City are probably numbered. Here are some of the remarks regarding Parkey;

“You understand that we always talk about a ‘we’ and not a ‘me’ thing. We always talk as a team, we win as a team, we lose as a team,” stated Nagy. “You know, I just didn’t necessarily think that was too much of a ‘we’ thing.”

Then this nugget clarifies the Bears position;

Chuck is our Man

The Bears once again praised the hiring of Chuck Pagano. This time referring to him as the perfect fit. His aggressive style should benefit the defensive unit moving forward. This certainly eases the pain over the loss of Vic Fangio.

A Fifth-Year for You Sir

Pace discussed Leonard Floyd’s play along with his fifth-year option. The Bears will pick up that option following an exceptional season. Floyd played in all 16 games accumulating 47 tackles, 4 sacks, 9 tackles for loss, and an interception he returned for a touchdown.

Kareem Hunting

The most interesting tidbit involved free agent Kareem Hunt. Chicago’s Leadership left the door wide-open regarding the potential pursuit of Hunt. Nagy admitted to reaching out to him but strictly on a personal level. He appeared genuinely concerned with Hunt’s overall well-being following his previous dismissal over an alleged assault on a woman. The two established a strong relationship in Kansas City last season. Hunt led the NFL in rushing yards as a rookie under Nagy’s guidance. The word ‘No’ never revealed itself when probed about a potential of signing Hunt. Here are some of the responses;

“That’s a good question as we go into that,” Pace said. “Obviously, there’s a lot of things off the field that he’s got to take care of. Matt knows Kareem. I don’t know Kareem. Those things are all going to have to play out.”

Nagy followed up with;

“Obviously, there are a lot of things off the field that he has to take care of, Nagy said. “I believe in second chances but not third chances.”

No denial suggests two things; the Front Office is considering Hunt as a potential high risk/high reward free agent acquisition, and Jordan Howard may not be the perfect fit in this offense. The status quo is not acceptable around Halas Hall any longer. This ought to be an interesting off-season as the Bears look to improve on a 12-win season.

Until then, stay thirsty and BEAR DOWN! JT out.

James Torres

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