3 signs that Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles is in over his head

Ryan Poles has to feel the hot seat soon

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1. The Chicago Bears offensive line issues are on Ryan Poles

Ryan Poles was a former offensive lineman. The fact that his offensive line is still one of the worst in the NFL is stunning. You can point to Teven Jenkins' injury and say he did not have an eight-ball to see that one coming. The same can be said with Nate Davis and his issues.

However, he did move Jenkins from the right side to the left and has made Jenkins move positions every season. He signed Davis despite concerns and despite the fact that he played the same side as Jenkins.

Worse than that, he went into the season expecting Cody Whitehair to be the center, when every Chicago Bears fan who has watched Whitehair the past two seasons knew that was not a smart idea. He stuck with Lucas Patrick despite him showing nothing over a full season and now two games. Those two could have been cut to save the team money and give them a chance to upgrade the lines. They are uncontested starters.

Speaking of uncontested starters, it is insane that the Chicago Bears went into the season without any sort of competition for Braxton Jones. It is fine to name him the starter, but they should have added a veteran to back him up or push him, not Larry Borom. Or, they could have used the pick on Noah Sewell to add some offensive line depth.

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The lack of resources invested is appalling. Left tackle and center were built cheap, while the guard spots were not exact fits. This coming from an offensive lineman is alarming.