Takeaway No. 3: Would Eberflus have Bears prepared for new OT rules?
It was reported after the fact that San Francisco players didn't fully understand the new overtime rules in Super Bowl LVIII. Had the Chicago Bears been in this position, would Matt Eberflus have prepared the Chicago Bears enough to know what to do in that situation?
While the front office still believes in Matt Eberflus, there's reason to believe he wouldn't have been as prepared as Kyle Shanahan, who was ill-prepared. The opposite story came out of Kansas City, as Chris Jones told reporters that Andy Reid was preparing for overtime the past two weeks.
Now, It might be unfair to compare Matt Eberflus to Andy Reid, as Reid is in contention to be one of the best NFL coaches of all time. Matt Eberflus, however, isn't in that conversation. Most notably due to Eberflus' inability to adjust during games and his lack of preparation.
It's not all bad with Matt Eberflus, but it's safe to say the Chicago Bears wouldn't be the most prepared if in the situation the 49ers were in at the end of Super Bowl LVIII.
If the Chicago Bears coaching staff was watching this Super Bowl, there better have been notepads and pens during overtime. When playing against Mahomes, everything matters. That includes coaching, and if the Bears roll with Matt, in-game adjustments and preparation need to be top-notch.