Chicago Bears Fans Have A Mixed Reaction To The Matt Eberflus Hire

The Chicago Bears have not had a quality head coach since Lovie Smith was fired following the 2012 season. And now their hungry franchise will be left putting their hopes into another first-year head coach: Matt Eberflus.

Eberflus has been the defensive coordinator with the Colts. And after the Bears hired Chiefs exec Ryan Poles as their new GM earlier in the week, it was announced on Thursday morning that Eberflus would be the guy to replace Matt Nagy as their next coach.

Chicago Bears fans came into the offseason hoping to get an offensive mind like Brian Daboll or Byron Leftwich (and dreaming of the likes of Sean Payton or Mike Tomlin). But when push came to shove, the Bears front office and ownership chose to go defensive with Matt Eberflus.

Immediately, fans had a mixed reaction to the decision.

 

At the end of the day, hiring a first-year head coach is usually a crap shoot, and that’s what the Matt Eberflus hire feels like to me.

Every year, a handful of teams enter the bidding for the “top” coordinators to come in and be their next head coach. And more times than not, that guy doesn’t turn the team into a championship contender.

With Matt Eberflus, the Bears are putting their faith in guy who has over 20 years of experience in the NFL, and demands respect from his players and colleagues.

Whether or not it works out is anyone’s best guess.


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