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).