3 reasons to trust Chicago Bears hiring process this time
1. Letting the General Manager do his job
When the Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Ryan Poles, Adam Schefter noted that Jim Caldwell may be a favorite to be hired. This had Bears fans in a panic because the team had planned an arraigned marriage between Ryan Pace and John Fox and went horribly.
If the Bears were going to let Poles hire a coach, they should have no say in the search. After initial fears were that Caldwell was set in stone, reports came out that he is just one of a few finalists. Beyond that, the Bears will get out of the way and let Ryan Poles interview all finalists.
The account goes on to say that Poles demanded that he have no sway in his coach hire to seal the deal and accept the job. The Bears wanted Poles so badly they gave him full autonomy of the head coach.
This is great for Chicago Bears. They should also remember that while the three candidates are highly regarded if Poles is not committed to them, he will be able to pull in more finalists for himself. Knowing that the hire is not forced and that Poles will have full say goes a long way and shows us that this is not the same old Chicago Bears of the past.