Chicago Bears Starting Chris Prosinski over Deiondre’ Hall is negligent
What, if anything, did the Chicago Bears get out of starting Chris Prosinski over Deiondre’ Hall?
Not that it is surprising, but John Fox elected to play a low ceiling veteran over a complete unknown in a game with no substantial consequences. This could be an article about Tarik Cohen, Adam Shaheen, or Howard Jones. Instead, today, we discuss the hindering of Deiondre’ Hall and his progression.
The Bears had a decision to make when it comes to their starting strong safety on Sunday. Adrian Amos and Quintin Demps were out. The team was on to it’s third string. They signed Chris Prosinski, and activated Deiondre’ Hall from the Injured Reserved right before the game. Prosinski spent about three days practicing with the team. On the other side, Hall had returned to practice 11 days before the game.
So, Hall is younger, 23 than Prosinski, 30. He is signed with the team beyond this year while Prosinski is not. He has been practicing with the team longer. The Bears cut Prosinski and elected to hold onto Hall in August because while the Bears know that the upside of Prosinski is a special teamer, they have no idea what they have in Hall on defense. Why in the world did they not take a chance on Hall at home, against a 1-10 team, and a starting quarterbacks debut with a team after being acquired less than a month prior? What is the worst that could happen? They lose? Mission accomplished.
Now, the team lost, they embarrassed themselves, they are still cutting Prosinski in a couple weeks and they still have no idea what they have in Hall.
The very worst case scenario for starting Hall is the embarrass themselves, they cut Prosinski in a couple of weeks and they actually have a baseline to build from for Hall this offseason.
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Notice how what actually happened is worse than the worst-case scenario for the Bears had they started Hall. How can you be this inept at coaching a football team? How can you be so worried about the unknown that you would rather lose? Why is John Fox still employed?