Remember when people were calling for Ryan Pace to be fired?
Sure you do, it wasn’t that long ago.
He was stupid for taking a quarterback with just 13 collegiate starts, a D-II tight end, a safety with a rod in his leg and a tiny and a small running back from a small school. Guys like Matt Miller and Jason La Canfora quoted made-up sources saying Pace was SURELY going to be fired.
Said a high-level executive, “(Ryan Pace) just got fired with this draft.”
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 30, 2017
It’s early, of course, but two weeks into preseason, Pace is the unquestioned winner of Bears training camp.
Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns brought the topic up on their podcast last week. Who is the winner of training camp? Jahns named UDFA and 2017 Joe Anderson Boner Award winner Tanner Gentry. Hoge raved about rookies such as Adam Shaheen, Tarik Cohen, Eddie Jackson and, of course, Mitch Trubisky. Neither Hoge nor Jahns was wrong. Those guys all look legitimate. But one guy is responsible for all those individuals being in camp, in Bears uniforms. That’s Pace.
It’s funny how much a narrative can change once football players, you know, play football.