Chicago Bears: Why the fan base should relax a bit on firing people

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Chicago Bears, Offensive Line
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The offensive line issue isn’t the problem?

The last defense I have for the Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace is that he has built this team on a specific vision. That vision is here all but the quarterback. Lots of fans will say how the Bears offensive line is dog poop.

That is true, but they are not the worst offensive line in the league. Why did Ryan Pace trade up for Mitch Trubiksy? Because he is mobile and keeps his eye downfield. Those were the traits Pace was looking for. The interior offensive line has been the only position Pace has focused on.

The Chicago Bears tackles are dreadful. Yet, the backup’s backup at center can still play at a high level. What’s with that? To me, that does not sound like incompetence; that sounds like the design. Ryan Pace stated early in his tenure that quarterbacks hate pressure from the front.

If Pace could solidify the offensive line’s interior positions, the quarterback can always step up or run if they got pressure from the edges. That concept makes sense when you think about it. Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, and Carson Wentz (now) have had bad offensive lines yet thrive at their position.

So what gives? The failed quarterback play from Mitch Trubisky. Whatever Matt Nagy said to Ryan Pace about coaching, this team clearly did not say anything about pocket passing styled quarterbacks. But now, here the coach is trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

Nick Foles is dying behind this offensive line. Well, of course, he is; this team was not designed around him. It was designed around Mitch Trubisky (an athletic quarterback). Suppose you don’t believe me. Check out Windy City Gridiron’s Bear With Me episode: One word after the Titans… Yikes, minute mark 12:25 to 12:40.