Chicago Bears: 10 random thoughts heading into Week 7 vs the Bucs

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It is time for the Chicago Bears to hit the reset button

This could mean so many things that it is somewhat laughable. The team seems ready to hit the reset button on Soldier Field. If done right, it makes complete sense to move on from the stadium off Lake Shore Drive. Unfortunately, this is not the reset button that matters.

George McCaskey needs to hit the reset button on Ted Phillips. They can move him to business operations and bring in a legit football mind on the football operations side. This would mean creating a new position, but that’s a very simple problem to resolve. Matt Nagy needs to go and unfortunately for Ryan Pace, that means he also needs to be shown the door.

The team has already hit the reset button by drafting Justin Fields. When it comes to the players, we can piggyback off the last thought. There are plenty of young players to build around. With a new head coach, the team can move on from older veterans like Akiem Hicks and look to bring in some fresh new faces (even veterans through free agency). They have some decent cap space available but plenty of holes to fill.

The key to everything here is Justin Fields. The development of Fields can lead to the Chicago Bears franchise becoming a perennial contender. If he fails to develop it will set the team back another five years.