Former player trolls the Chicago Bears, sends major warning sign to the organization

Roquan Smith's recent interview about how happy he is now leaving the Bears needs to be a wake-up call for an entire organization
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Roquan Smith's remarks are a huge warning sign about the state of the Chicago Bears

Smith offered a blunt assessment of the current state of the Chicago Bears organization. Perception is a reality and words get around the league fast. No matter how much money is being offered, the Bears will more than likely miss out on top free agents or current Bears players will be itching to leave the organization once their contract is up or they will force a trade because they want to play for contenders.

This is not a great sign for the Bears who are once again mired in a mediocre season under embattled head coach Matt Eberflus. Every time he speaks, he keeps blaming players for the lack of executions post-game. And he exposed himself further on Wednesday when he tries to explain Justin Fields sitting out Thursday Night Football against the Carolina Panthers, he became a butt of a joke with his clumsy explanation.

Also, you probably remember the viral exchange between Tampa Bay linebacker Devin White and Bears wide receiver D.J. Moore about how he was being misused and Moore seems to agree with his response back in week 2 of this season.

Don't forget, Moore also does a weekly appearance on 670 The Score in Chicago along with his teammate, cornerback Jaylon Johnson, who has been involved in a contract dispute with the club and yet ended up staying after being permitted to seek a trade when contract negotiation fell through.

Who knows how long they keep the locker room together when players become more disgruntled and critical of the Bears coaching staff as the losses keep piling up while Eberflus keeps fumbling the press conference in such an embarrassing manner?

Smith's remarks put an onus on both general manager Ryan Poles and team president Kevin Warren.
The Bears will likely have two of the top 5 picks including the one from Carolina Panthers, thanks to the trade that Poles made with them. Because of that, the fans are already paying attention to the 2024 NFL Draft. But it will not matter whether we draft Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Marvin Harrison Jr., or Joe Alt if the team finishes with only 3 or 4 wins in 2023. And if no measurable progress cannot be seen in 2024 and beyond, they will become the next Roquan Smith.

They also had assistant coaches, Alan Williams and David Walker, who were forced to resign and fired. I am not a legal expert, but what happens if both coaches decide to speak out and file a lawsuit together against the Bears for wrongful termination? If they want to, they can also name others within the organization and bring them down too. And it is only a matter of time before someone writes a story about what exactly happened inside Halas Hall and the workplace culture that enabled both men before their termination.