You folks know the story by now.  The Chicago Bears backed into the playoffs.  They went into New Orleans’ Superdome and got walloped in the Wild Card round.  They brought back Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy.  Their defensive coordinator retired.  And then, their post-season press conference was a massive disaster.

It can be argued that the decision to bring back Pace and Nagy has merit — in fact, I’ve gone on record several times saying while I believe Pace should be gone, Nagy still has significant promise.  Alas, it was the PR of how George McCaskey and Ted Phillips gas-lit the media and Bears fans with confounding answers to simple questions.

But that’s all water under the bridge for now.  Pace and Nagy have a win-or-else “mandate” from the Bears’ brass.  Let’s see what kind of off-season it shaped out as for the Bears.

With that, let’s reach into this week’s Bears Mailbag.  Thanks to all who submitted questions.  Follow me on Twitter @DhruvKoul to continue the conversation.

Bears Mailbag

(UPDATE — Jay Rodgers has agreed to coach for the Los Angeles Chargers as part of new HC Brandon Staley’s staff.  And while it’s reported that Aaron Glenn has agreed to a deal to become the Detroit Lions’ defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that he is still weighing interest from other teams.)