Kevin Warren's facial expression sums up how frustrated Bears fans feel this season

Kevin Warren was seen on national TV and his facial expression resonated with
how Chicago Bears fans feel about this team has played out this season.
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Watching the Chicago Bears stink up on Sunday Night Football had to be frustrating for many fans, who were looking forward to seeing Tyson Bagent's second professional start against the Los Angeles Chargers. After a mistake-free debut in which he was not asked to do much in a win against the Las Vegas Raiders, Bagent's feel-good story started gaining national attention. Mike Tirico of NBC Sports was on ESPN Chicago last week and admitted he will be a central focal point during the game.

Despite a less-than-stellar performance, Tirico and Cris Collinsworth were hyping Bagent all night. This raised suspicion that the coaching staff was using them, particularly head coach Matt Eberflus and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, to deflect the blame on Justin Fields for the teams' struggles this season.

Unfortunately, this is where the Chicago Bears find themselves after losing 30-13 in a noncompetitive game. Bagent's feel-good story from undrafted rookie free agent from Division II program Shepard, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to his father, a 28-time arm-wrestling champion, is the only thing worth discussing about this team. After another embarrassing loss on national TV, they are quickly becoming an afterthought in a sports town, that has been hit hard this year.

During the game Sunday, emotionless general manager Ryan Poles was seen watching the game from the press box. As the fans continue to voice their frustration and displeasure towards head coach Matt Eberflus, Poles is getting plenty of heat for not only hiring him, but his questionable draft picks and free agent signings are starting to garner more attention.

He might also need to start worrying more about how his boss, Kevin Warren is feeling right now.

Kevin Warren's facial expression sums up the Chicago Bears season

This is the first time Warren was caught on camera attending the game. Sitting all by himself, NBC camera made a timely capture of his facial expression. He had to be exacerbated by the Bears' performance, where the Bears trailed the entire game and did not look competitive at all.

Warren now must pay closer attention to what is happening on the field and start asking more hard questions to both Eberflus and Poles. Why Velus Jones continues to struggle, yet he remains on this team? Why DJ Moore was only targeted once in the second half, and continues to be underutilized? And did Eberflus, and even Poles, play any role in trying to hype up Bagent, which drew strong criticism from local sports radio the day after?

Fortunately, he has plenty of experience making difficult and not so popular decisions as an executive. As this season continues to spiral down, and more embarrassing losses are expected, all eyes will be on Warren now. His facial expression seen on Sunday Night Football should resonate with a fan base, who has had enough of Matt Eberflus, whose record dropped to 5-20 and continuous excuses about execution and fundamentals, none of which exists under his leadership.


Given the game was played in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, Bagent's second game was very similar to a movie sequel that did not do well at the box office despite the hype. Fans can only hope Warren has a better script written up for this franchise next season and beyond.