Haugh: It feels like Bears’ Poles - Eberflus regime is closer to the end than the beginning


It’s getting late early for the Bears. Chicago dropped to 0-3 on Sunday after a drubbing at the hands of the Chiefs in Kansas City. The Bears’ on-field problems are only the tip of the iceberg, though. Head coach Matt Eberflus and general manager Ryan Poles are under the microscope after another lackluster start to the season.

670 The Score’s David Haugh of the Audacy original podcast “Take The North” talked about the feeling he gets from the Bears which could lead to a regime change sooner than later.

“I believe it feels like the Bears and this regime are closer to the end than the beginning, and they’re 20 games into this regime,” Haugh said (4:12 in player above). “I’m not trying to be a ‘notice me’ guy – and I don’t think I’ve ever been that way – and I’m not trying to be somebody who’s calling for somebody’s job because I haven’t done that either.

“But I have been in Chicago long enough to know where things tend to go once they start headed in a certain direction and the Bears feel like Sunday may have been crossing the point of no return.”

Haugh used Marc Trestman’s decision to kick a field goal on second down as a point of comparison. After that questionable call, the confidence in Trestman waned.

The current Bears regime may have just had their moment of no return.

“This feels like the Kansas City week of preparation and the way that they were blown out,” Haugh continued, “I don’t know how Matt Eberflus the head coach in terms of credibility recovers from this and I think he’s on the verge of bringing Ryan Poles the general manager down with him.”

The Bears took a chance on Poles and Eberflus in 2022 by giving them their first head coaching and general manager jobs, respectively. Even with the Bears in the midst of a rebuild, a 3-17 record through their first 20 games is worse than many would have expected.

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