Front Office Changes, Potential for Modernization, DBs on the Rise, and Other Bears Bullets

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Front Office Changes, Potential for Modernization, DBs on the Rise, and Other Bears Bullets

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•   With the 2022 NFL Draft in the books, it means that scout contracts are expiring. And for a Chicago Bears team with a new administration running the show, it means that changes are on the horizon. No matter how much a new GM likes the scouts they inherit, change feels inevitable. And it has begun around Halas Hall:

•   The parting of ways with Chris Prescott will stand out to folks, as it comes shortly after the now-former national scout made some cringe-worthy statements regarding second-round safety Jaquan Brisker:

•   I understand that the terminology Prescott used is lingo that has long been used in scouting circles. But just because something has been said for a long time doesn’t make it right or acceptable. With that being said, I thought Mina Kimes did an excellent job explaining and expanding on this situation:

•   There is no smooth transition from that topic. However, I’d like to stay the course and discuss the future of this front office. From a big-picture perspective, I’m curious to follow how GM Ryan Poles re-shapes things in his vision. He has already brought in two high-profile new faces for gigs that previously weren’t part of what the Bears had been doing, but I imagine that is just the beginning.

•   What’s next? Who’s next? It sure would be nice to add more jobs, modernizing the front office in a way that catches up with the rest of the league. Maybe get hip with analytics that could aid in finding new competitive advantages. I think we’ve already seen some of that at work with how Poles turned a day with just three picks into eight with some thrifty shopping.

•   Expansion and modernization are the two words I have in mind when it comes to re-configuring the front office with a new regime. The Bears have the reputation of running a billion dollar industry like a mom and pop shop. On the one hand, that has its perks because there is a personal touch to everything. Let’s keep it real. No one truly enjoys working for a soulless conglomerate. But on the other hand, the Bears are a major entity that should be run more efficiently and in a more effective manner. Can Poles help strike a middle ground? We’ll see.

•   Speaking of expansion and improvement, those terms can be used to describe the Bears’ defensive backfield:

•   Between drafting Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Briskett, plus the free agency addition of Tavon Young, Chicago’s secondary went from major concern to potential bright spot. At minimum, it represents a 180 degree turn around from where the team was at this time last year. And it is a head-and-shoulders improvement from where it was at the end of the 2021 season.

•   Even after drafting four (!) offensive linemen on Saturday, the Bears could still be in the market for another:

•   If you ever wondered where Ryan Pace got it from, let this clue you in:

•   This NFL offseason has been so wild, it feels like these allegations — which the league has been unable to verify — dropped ages ago instead of months ago:

•   An interesting extension in Atlanta:

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•   Officiating updates from around the league:

•   It’s never too early to start thinking about the NBA Draft:

•   Shohei Ohtani is fun:


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.