Chicago Bears: Revisiting the four moves necessary to start winning again

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If I were the Chicago Bears, I’d also make these two moves in the offseason

Finally, if I were the Chicago Bears, I would look to make these additional two moves in the offseason.

Hire Louis Riddick as the next general manager

Last year I wrote about six potential replacements for Ryan Pace. One of them included who I would like to see given the job the most — Louis Riddick. However, any of these five should also bring excitement to the fanbase:

  • Daniel Jeremiah – No team affiliation
  • Mike Borgonzi – Chiefs (less enthused with this one now)
  • Eliot Wolf – Packers
  • Jon-Eric Sullivan – Packers
  • Ed Dodds – Colts

Giving Louis Riddick an opportunity at the general manager position seems like a no-brainer, yet he still has never been offered the job with any club. Last year, Louis Riddick was not my first choice, however, that has changed. Honestly, I cannot even give you a good reason other than I enjoy his analysis and find myself agreeing with most of what he says about the Chicago Bears — outside of some of his Mitch Trubisky criticism.

Riddick is a former NFL safety who played in the league for seven years with the Falcons, Browns and Raiders. He then worked his way up the chain of command as a former NFL scout for both Washing and Philadelphia. He eventually became the Director of Pro Personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles. I think it’s about time he gets his shot as a general manager in the NFL.

Hire Brian Daboll as the next head coach

Typically, teams like to give their general manager the ability to hire his (or hopefully eventually her) own head coach. While I am going through the hiring process, I would want a shortlist from each candidate on who they want to hire. If Brian Daboll is not on their list, I’m moving on to the next candidate. There are other options to consider over Daboll, but he’s my current frontrunner.

Greg Roman, Kellen Moore and Joe Brady fill out my top four candidates heading into 2022. Daboll tops all of them based on what he has been able to do with Josh Allen in Buffalo. Allen went from looking like a complete bust in his rookie season to a meh player in his second year. Then last season, Allen flipped a switch and started to dominate. He threw for 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He is on pace to best that this season.

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Josh Allen is in the MVP talks each year, but beyond that, we even saw how well Mitch Trubisky ran Daboll’s offense in the preseason. Daboll has proven he can help develop a quarterback and that is exactly what the Chicago Bears need for Justin Fields who has all of the talent that Josh Allen has, if not more.

Isn’t it a shame we are talking about the exact same moves that we brought up just less than a year ago? This is the life we live as Chicago Bears fans.