Chicago Bears: 4 Decisions George McCaskey must make after loss to Vikings

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George McCaskey and the Chicago Bears must decide to move on from Ryan Pace

Yep, this is a tough one to swallow. I actually like Ryan Pace and believe he has done some great things for this organization. The defense is as elite as they come and I love the new training facility and training staff. If you think about it, the number of major injuries have diminished for this team over the years — these things cannot be overlooked.

Do you know what else cannot be overlooked? The blatant disregard for improving this offensive line. Everyone points the finger at Ryan Pace for choosing Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. Here’s the thing, neither of those players would be making that big of a difference in this offense. Why? Well, because the bigger issue that people need to have with Pace’s decisions is not investing more heavily in the offensive line.

Since Pace has been the General Manager, he has only drafted two offensive tackles. Instead, he continued to roll out with Charles Leno and Bobby Massie (who have had a couple of solid years) and never invested in the future. The two tackles he did draft were taken in the sixth and seventh rounds. This is completely unacceptable. I like Cody Whitehair and I like what we saw from James Daniels before going down, but guys like Rashaad Coward? Are you kidding me?

Pace deserves credit for the diamond in the rough guys he’s found in Tarik Cohen and Eddie Jackson. He deserves credit for bringing in Khalil Mack. This defense is a Super Bowl defense. However, you cannot continue to neglect the offensive side of the ball. Maybe instead of paying for Robert Quinn (I still like Quinn but his services are not as important even if he was racking up sacks), he should have secured a legit offensive lineman like Jack Conklin (I wanted him here bad).

Ryan Pace has worn out his welcome and although I originally thought he deserved a chance at 2021, McCaskey must decide today that Pace needs to go.