Just weeks after the firing of GM Phil Emery and Head Coach Marc Trestman after a 5-11 season, the Chicago Bears have made contact with the New Orleans Saint’s Director of Player Personnel, Ryan Pace about the now vacant GM job in the Windy City. Pace brought high level recommendations with him.
“I’d hate to lose him and yet, he’s ready for a general manager’s job,” Saints GM Mickey Loomis said of Pace at an end-of-season press conference Tuesday. “He’s talented. I would expect to lose him at some point.”
Pace is one of a very crowded field vying for the job Chris Ballard (KC Chiefs Director of Player Personnel), Brian Gain (Texans Director of Player Personnel) and Lake Dawson, the Titans VP of Player Personnel.
The Bears came into Foxborough knowing that a tough road to victory lay ahead of them. They were well prepared but were not prepared for Tom Brady at his very best. Some are saying it was the best performance of his storied career. Brady went 30-35 for 354 yards and five touchdowns.
“I love coaching Tom. I’ve been fortunate to have him the whole career since he’s been here,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “He does a great job of executing the team game plan.
As for Marc Trestman, his future as the Head Coach of the Bears remains to be seen. The Bears have now dropped two in a row and four out of their last five games. But it was the Patriots ability to score three touchdowns in less than one minute in the second quarter that may have opened that door, beginning the “chemistry” problem conversation the Bears are evidently going through in the process.
The Bears go into the bye week with many questions to be answered and things will certainly not be easier when they return to action, on the road visiting Green Bay. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available! Get yours now!
The Chicago Bears are taking a cautions approach to their injuries this season and with at least six players out, healing is top of the list. Heading up the list being held out of practice were DE Jared Allen, RT Jordan Mills, Cornerback’s Isaiah Frey and Kyle Fuller as well as guards Brian De la Puente and Eben Britton.
Linebacker Lance Briggs returned to practice Tuesday after being held out on Monday. Also returning to the lineup Friday night against the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks is CB Chris Conte. Conte underwent shoulder surgery nearly five months
“Chris had a good week of practice,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman said. “He’s running around. He’s involved in terms of what we’re doing. So we’ll see. He’s going to play. It looks certainly that he’s going to play.
Although the game is in Seattle, plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available. Get out and support your Chicago Bears!