Bears Wire podcast: Bears’ loyal fan base deserves so much better

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Alyssa Barbieri
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The Chicago Bears made it perfectly clear that they were content to remain in mediocrity during the end-of-year press conference with chairman George McCaskey and President Ted Phillips touted GM Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy as the right guys for the job moving forward in 2021.

Almost immediately, the front office was met with vitriol from Bears fans, who demanded more of their franchise. Instead, the men in charge with turning this franchise around wore Chicago’s six-game losing streak — and how they overcame it — like a badge of honor.

We should’ve taken that press conference as an omen for what was to come this offseason. Specifically what’s happened over the last week, where any sense of hope for success in 2021 was dashed with some free-agent moves that actually made the Bears worse.

While trading for Russell Wilson was always a pipe dream, there was no more sobering reality than Chicago signing Andy Dalton to a one-year deal worth $10 million to solve their quarterback woes, which we discussed in length on the latest episode of our Bears Wire podcast.

But soon after this recording, the Bears made another unpopular move in releasing former All-Pro cornerback Kyle Fuller, which seemed to set the fan base off even more. Releasing good football players for a team that’s supposed looking to “win now” isn’t the way to go.

Bears fans are among the most dedicated fans in the country, and they deserve better than what this franchise has given them — not just this offseason, but many others dating back decades.

With the Bears’ frenzied free agency, host Ryan O’Leary (@RyanOLearySMG) and myself discussed Chicago’s mess at the quarterback position and more in our latest episode.

You can listen to our new episode below:

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Bears fans are justifiably angry following CB Kyle Fuller's release