Well, its been a while since there was a post here due to busy lives. But its football season and time for the Bears to shine! Or suck, depending on your point of view.
So, Khalil Mack! We love this pickup here at Fire Everybody for one simple reason. We have had so many busts in recent years in the draft that it doesn’t really matter. Even the BEST NFL teams at drafting only have half of those players on the team after just a few years so why not get a proven talent if you can afford it.
Does this make the Bears a playoff contender? I do think so. I had them set at 8-8 this year, but the addition of Mack is a big deal. Is 10-6 out of the question?
In my opinion, it is all up to our guy tittiess.
If he plays well we will make it. If not, nope. And he doesn’t even have to be Aaron Rodgers – all he has to do is NOT LOSE and we will be fine. I think Mitch will be in a good position to succeed as I don’t think Nagy is as stupid as some of our previous coaches and won’t put tittiess in a position to fail like so many other Bears qbs in the past.
Also, we had a good defense BEFORE the addition of Mack so this will help with things like field position.
Vegas doubts that the Bears are worth a crap with the Packers sitting at 7.5 point favorites, a massive spread in the NFL.
Bears fans may think that we have a proud history and are a storied franchise, but the reality is that we are 33 years away from our last Super Bowl win and haven’t even knocked on the door for the last 10. Minnesota has a beautiful indoor stadium as we saw last Sunday while Dan and I trudge up 10,000 steps to our seats at the top of a windy outdoor bowl with crappy concessions and not even a place to warm up.
So it didn’t really surprise me when the Bears search, led by a guy with little success in the NFL (Pace) and an accountant who’s done nothing to create a winner (Phillips) found a guy who had been an offensive coordinator at the pro level for half a dozen games to be our head coach, Nagy. While teams like San Francisco and even the Raiders ($100M!!) paid up for talent, we scraped up someone with nothing to lose at taking a flyer at being an NFL coach who doesn’t mind working for a franchise seemingly going nowhere and led by this diminutive duo. Hell I was just happy we didn’t get an old blowhard like Jeff Fisher. Maybe Nagy will at least have an entertaining press conference after each loss most likely.
The guy I thought we should at least try to get was McDaniels. Sure he flamed out the first time he was a head coach at Denver but he’s learned a lot since then and ran the most fearsome offense ever. With the NFL’s idiotic “wink wink nudge nudge” model of having coordinators for teams in the playoffs not being able to accept jobs for next year (but they can just sign the day after their team isn’t in the playoffs) – the Colts seemed to one-up the Bears by taking arguably the best candidate out there while we selected a nobody (at least a nobody who wasn’t already a bust or old fart).
But now the jokes’ on Indy. Ha ha. Still hate you for beating the Bears after the 2007 season anyways. But probably there still are a lot of guys out there as candidates who have 6+ games as an offensive or defensive coordinator under their belts, maybe 500 or so.
Another glimmer of laughter was that Detroit is picking up the Patriots defensive mastermind who couldn’t stop the Eagles AT ALL under that Hall of Famer Nick Foles. Ha ha.
Here at Fire Everybody we get most of our satisfaction from the failures of others since our own hopes have inevitably dashed by injuries, ineptitude and just plain lack of talent. All the while freezing our asses off in the cheap seats of what soon will be the worst stadium in the NFL (since the San Diego Chargers moved, although the worst day outside in San Diego is usually pretty damn awesome).
It seems that football coaches are getting a bit smarter than they used to be. Probably the first thing a coach does when they start moving up the ranks is buy the domain “Fire(insert name here).com”
So to get to this site directly – it is going to be https://firemattnagy.wordpress.com/
Sorry John Fox I gave back the domain but we will still leave the “true” name of the site that way unless I get super industrious and figure out how to change it.
So what points here?
- FIRERONTURNER.NET – this is a classic and we can’t give it up. Terrible Ron Turner, with a career of futility who cost the Bears the 2007 Super Bowl, will forever be linked to our lives. Or at least until the Bears win a Super Bowl in which case maybe we’d forget but that sure seems a long ways away
- FIRERYANPACE.NET – Ryan wasn’t a coach but still snagged his domain
- FIREMATTNAGY.NET – Matt Nagy joins the club! Welcome! Remember we are die hard Bears fans up in the cheap seats and we want you to succeed. Sadly, the odds are that you won’t
So there you go. What is funny is that John Fox’s domain registration was just about to auto renew… but now it’s gone and we have a new victim.
Also since we are talking about boring site stuff they really have a lot of annoying ads on the mobile plan for wordpress. Maybe if I am feeling up for it I will spring for an ad free site. It is just the price of a couple cases of watered down beer.