Polling Place: Belief in George McCaskey and the Bears this offseason is … not very strong

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Bears chairman George McCaskey at Soldier Field. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Is a self-proclaimed “fan” qualified to lead a team without a general manager or coach into its football future?

Bears chairman George McCaskey is, in his own words, “just a fan, not a football evaluator.”

Fans are qualified to do many things — heave copious sausages onto a sizzling grill, don blue-and-orange face paint, shout drunken profanity from the stands — but leading a team without a general manager or coach into its football future? That might not be one of them.

In this week’s ‘‘Polling Place,’’ your home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter, we asked how confident you are in McCaskey and the Bears to get this critical offseason right.

“Is this a trick question?” @JeffreyCanalia asked.

“I’m not even confident George McCaskey can find Halas Hall without using his GPS,” @RonaldVoigt4 quipped.

But seriously, folks.

We also asked about last year’s Super Bowl teams, the Buccaneers and Chiefs: Will they be this year’s Super Bowl teams, too? And — with the playoffs starting Saturday — we asked for your wild-card upset picks. There’s got to be at least one of those getting ready to happen, right?

On to the polls:

Poll No. 1: How confident are you in George McCaskey and the Bears to hire the right people this offseason?

Time again for our weekly “Polling Place” questions. Let us hear from you! Selected comments will appear in Saturday’s paper.

Q1: How confident are you in George McCaskey and the Bears to hire the right people this offseason?

  Avalanche finished 5-0 in seven-day stretch. The grind continues Saturday against the Canadiens

— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) January 13, 2022

Upshot: It’s tempting to look at this and think, hey, at least the Bears have nowhere to go but up from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy. It’s not true, though; they could …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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