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Audibles: Jahns on Nagy Hiring, Tight End Stuff & Links!

| March 29th, 2018

Jahns on the Nagy Hiring

“AJ After Dark” wrote the best piece of Bears journalism since Wiederer’s piece on the Trubisky dinner in North Carolina. There were a dozen pieces of information in article worth noting but here is my favorite:

As the eight-seat jet descended, Phillips said it became the most frightening flight of his life. Pace said the plane was “thrashed.”

“At one point, I looked back, and Ted’s glasses flew off his head,” Pace said.

Said McCaskey: “What’s that Audie Murphy movie? ‘To Hell and Back’? ”

It was scary as hell.

“I was thinking to myself, ‘OK, if this thing goes down, it’s probably better that it’s on the descent because there is less fuel,’ ” Pace said.

“Ted was thinking, ‘Well, I can see the tree line, so this might be survivable.’

“George was thinking, ‘Oh, man, I should have laid out the full succession plan before we got on the flight.’ ”

They made it and were soon off to Foxborough, where Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was interviewed past midnight.

“As the plane is coming to a halt, Ted yells at me, ‘Ryan, this better be worth it!’ ” Pace said, laughing. “It was just insane.”

What do I find particularly interesting here?

I was told explicitly – prior to the hiring process – Bears brass were vehemently against the idea of bringing McDaniels to Chicago. They are close with Broncos ownership and “McDaniels” is a curse word in Denver right now. That they flirted with death to execute the interview because it was their GM’s plan is remarkable.


Zach Miller’s Touchdown Tweet


Trey Burton Highlights

Last week it was a Taylor Gabriel clip. Now it’s Trey Burton’s turn.


Links!

  • Peter King did a nice job with Nagy on his podcast last week. It was interesting to hear the new coach of the Bears defend the Chiefs’ bizarre decision making in their playoff loss to the Titans.
  • Might not be of interest to everyone but the Bears are moving some office employees out of Soldier Field and into a newly-leased space on Wacker. From the Trib’s Ryan Ori: “The Bears plan to convert the Soldier Field office space into conference rooms, where staff also can work on game days, team spokeswoman Meghan Bower said. The areas that will be converted are near gates 8, 10 and 14 in the stadium, she said.
  • The Original Billy Goat Tavern has reopened and the bathrooms are amazing! Pound-for-pound, this is my favorite bar in the world.
  • This article actually made me want to travel to San Diego for a Bears game, just so I could watch it at the 710 Club. But, honestly, I don’t need a reason to go to La Jolla. It’s one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
  • From Olivia Wilkes in the Auburn Plainsman: “Can I get a combo Chicago-style dog please?” a customer asked as he ordered his lunch at Ralph and Carolyn Levy’s hot dog stand set up just outside Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine.”

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  • Irish Sweetness

    Yeah.

    Once more, they should have brought the plane down to low altitude, brought Phillips up to the cockpit and thrown him out the side window so he’d get sucked into the engine intake

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      That’s a little harsh.

      • BenderMcLugh

        classy.

      • CanadaBear

        Apparently being incompetent at your job has more serious consequences in Thailand!

  • Joecashflow

    Sun-Times quoting Pace. Cutler slam! ““It’s easier to sleep not only when you feel like you have the guy who has all the physical traits, but when he has the makeup you want in that position,” Pace said. “That’s what makes you sleep well.”

    • CanadaBear

      That’s about as diplomatic as it gets considering 8 years of not much success under Jay.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        If you replace Grossman with Cutler with that defense and O-line in the Super Bowl….the Bears either win by 20….or lose by 20.

        I meant that as a complement to Cutler.

        But a better chance of winning is all I’m saying

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

          Or even if you keep Grossman, but replace Al Afalava with Cutler, you probably still win.

    • “The make up” ie the opposite of ” dooooooont carrrre”
      Light em if u got em!

  • Imagine dying for McDaniels? And the last face you see as the plane plummets is Sweaty Teddy…

  • Dunno if anyone else reported this, but Cam Meredith visited the Saints over the weekend.

    • BenderMcLugh

      I don’t think he’s going anywhere

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      He has been all over. No one is offering him crap.

    • Joecashflow

      Guessing he signs with Bears for <4Mil a year. We need him!

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        we put a 1.9 mill tender on him. If no one offers him anything then thats what he is playing for.

  • I guess Macedonian bots hacked the Wonderlic scores again. Curious how last yrs QB class stacks.

    1. Josh Allen Wyoming – 37
    2. Josh Rosen UCLA – 29
    3. Sam Darnold USC – 28
    4. Baker Mayfield OU – 25
    5. Lamar Jackson Louisville – 13

    Few footnotes. Fitzpatrick scored like a 49, Gabbert 42, Marino 16, McNair 15, Vince Young 6.

    Trivia time for only the hardcore. Which Bear scored the lowest?

    Answer: Chris Leak (8)

    • Irish Sweetness

      We’re mentioned on NFL.COM to be the trade bait. Saints from 25 to 8 to draft Baker Mayfield.

      • I think MIA is a strong trade partner possibilty @#11.
        Allen goes first. Then Darnold, then Rosen.
        I don’t think MIA is sold on Tannenhill (and they’re not insane enough to resign Cargo).
        11 isnt too far back for Pace, and we all know Pace is itching to retrieve his 3rd.

      • Joecashflow

        That would be a beautiful thing. Mucho picks.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Pretty slow day around here. I wish they sold bump stocks at Walmart, Jesus was a nazi sympathiser, and Trump is the greatest President ever.

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      I wish they sold bumper cars at Walmart, Jesus could still make bread out of nothing, and politicians no longer existed and were shunned as bad advertisers.

  • Sensible Sports Fan

    McDaniels is now a curse word in Indianapolis as well as Denver, so I think Pace made a good call not going in that direction for the hire. 🙂

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