Notes On Ryan Pace’s Introductory Presser


Ryan Pace was introduced as general manager of the Bears today. While watching him speak, I got the feeling that he’s legitimately excited to be here. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Pace believes in building the roster through the draft. He believes himself to be an excellent talent evaluator.
  • Right now, his major focus is finding the right coach to lead the team. Pace is a big believer in coaches that can get the most out of their players. (Todd Bowles)
  • When asked about Jay Cutler, Pace said he wanted to get to know Jay Cutler before making any kind of personnel decisions.
  • Pace will oversee all football operations. (This isn’t anything special, Emery was promised full control as well.)
  • Acknowledged that he’ll have to lean on Cliff Stein. Knows salary cap issues aren’t his strength.
  • According to McCaskey, Pace’s deal is five years.
  • Says Bears job is a dream for him. Wife is from Chicago. Says his family are mostly Bears fans.
  • Pace says he knows his job performance is based on wins and losses.

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What do you think of the hire?  Are you concerned about his lack of experience or his age?  Is this a sign of change at Halas Hall or more of the same?