"Ryan and Matt are the people best able to lead us to success."
WHY? Hate to sound like a math teacher but Please Show Your Work on this one George
I’m so old I remember when the role of Josh Hawley was played by Paul Ryan, and Matt Gaetz was played by Devin Nunes.
“Ryan and Matt are our football people.” — George McCaskey, with Ted Phillips by his side. This underwhelming embarrassment at the top will continue through as many more GMs as the family allows themselves to pick, with power held by no one but themselves.
Bears chairman George McCaskey in response to @MarkPotash
: "Ryan and Matt are our football guys. I’ve heard it often that Ted meddles in football affairs and that notion is just absurd. It just doesn’t happen."
Ted Phillips: “Ryan and Matt check a lot of boxes... have they figured out the QB? No. Have we won a playoff game? No.” THEN WHAT FUCKING BOXES HAVE THEY CHCKED. THIS IS THE STUPIDEST DUDE IN HISTORY HOLY FUCK #FIRETEDPHILLIPS
“We trust Ryan and Matt to be solution oriented... and get us on a path to be a winning football team”
We are screwed. So screwed
Ted Phillips declines to say how long Ryan Pace/Matt Nagy's contracts run through. Says it's "not pertinent" to what we're talking about today. "The contracts really aren't part of this discussion. Ryan and Matt both know when improvement's shown they'll take care of themselves."
Ted Phillips: “We’re not happy and we’re far from satisfied. Making the playoffs is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. We need to win in the playoffs and we need to compete for and win a championship. … We believe Ryan and Matt are excellent leaders."
Ryan and Matt literally said nothing in their opening statements. NOTHING!
Ryan and Matt are up next. If you could ask them one question, what would it be?
Fishman: What are ways you keep Ryan and Matt accountable as well as yourselves?
TP: When you break down the tenure from 2015-18 to 2018-20, we see culture and record improvements.
When you break down the last 3 drafts to past ones, you also see bast improvements.
George McCaskey; "Have mistakes been made? Yes. But I think Ryan and Matt are both learning and growing in their roles."
I bleed blue and orange, but I don’t think I will live to see another championship. I listened to 15 minutes of press conference and heard nothing except how great the George, Ted, Ryan and Matt team are. Been a fan since 70’s. 2 SBs. 1 Champ. Halas would have fired all.
Potash said “Why are you and Ted the right people to evaluate the performance of Ryan and Matt? The Bears have not succeeded with you two in charge.”
Basically, why are your opinions valid? You have no track record of success.
Weiderer: When you reflect on missing on Trubisky, how do you avoid that next time?
GM: We look forward to the collaboration between Ryan and Matt.
"We need to see progress." "It's not good enough."
"Ryan and Matt are solution-oriented." "We believe they're the right men to get us back on track."
No metrics for gauging that progress. No methodology behind the decision.
This is what the #Bears think of their fans.
It sounds like Ryan and Matt should start a team building company for middle management and not be running a football team.
Ryan and Matt?? From EpicSMP??
It’s a Joke! McCaskey and Phillips basically saying “Ryan and Matt are good character guys so that’s why we’re keeping them. We don’t care about their mistakes, it’s just they’re good guys”
Collaboration. Ryan and Matt are good at collaborating. According to George McCaskey. Get excited, Bears fans.
Asked why he thinks Pace/Nagy can find a QB in the draft, #Bears chairman George McCaskey:
"The thing that we're looking forward to and feel positive about is the collaboration between Ryan and Matt. I think that will be immensely helpful going into this upcoming draft."
"We haven't won playoff games during Ryan and Matt's tenure and that's not good enough but we're expecting better things next season" - George McCaskey
But hey at least Ryan and Matt collaborate and share their horrible ideas with each other
Da truth is...
Silvy speaks for all of us. Always has. In one corner you've got George and Ted (I don't even think Ryan and Matt expected to be back). In the other corner is literally everyone else on planet earth.
when I saw Ryan and Matt trending, I thought it was about @SuperMegaShow
and got worried. I'm glad it wasn't lol
The good news for Ryan and Matt is that they can't possibly be worse than what Ted and George just said.
"We think Ryan and Matt are solution oriented."
Okay, that's where I reached for the bleach to pour in my eyes.
All I've gotten out of the first half hour of this press conference is that George, Ted, Ryan, and Matt are all going out for tea and strumpets after this.
The relationship those guys have working together has been stressed far more than winning.