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Matt Eberflus Won’t Like Latest Insider Update On His Job Status


Things haven’t gone as anybody hoped this season for the Chicago Bears. That includes Matt Eberflus. The head coach had high expectations for his team. What followed was a string of disappointments and failures. While the Bears are 4-8, which is technically better than their record last season, nothing about it suggests they’ve turned a corner. Those victories came against the following:

  • Washington (worst defense in football)
  • Las Vegas (already fired their head coach)
  • Carolina (worst record in football)
  • Minnesota (no Kirk Cousins or Justin Jefferson)

Anybody with common sense should know the Bears’ record is more indicative of a generous schedule than Eberflus’ coaching prowess. He’s faced three opponents this season that have winning records. One blew him out, and the other two staged huge 4th quarter comebacks to beat him. Eberflus has no arguments for keeping his job beyond the fact he’d gotten the defense to play better. That is probably why, according to Dianna Russini of The Athletic, the Bears are expected to move on after the season ends.

Matt Eberflus has several factors working against him.

The historically low winning percentage is a good place to start. No Bears head coach has been this bad through 29 games in franchise history. He prides himself on discipline, but his players continue to play sloppy football. His choice for offensive coordinator in Luke Getsy looks like a poor one. Last but not least, his conservative coaching style has constantly led his team to come up short in big situations. Chicago would’ve lost in Minnesota had their QB situation not been so poor. One can’t overlook two 4th quarter fumbles and the defense blowing another lead.

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Unless the Bears somehow put together a winning streak down the stretch, it’s hard to imagine Matt Eberflus sticking around. As Russini mentioned, the presence of new team president Kevin Warren is a critical factor. He didn’t hire Eberflus. Rumors have persisted he’d like to make some changes to the football operations, bringing in some of his own people. While GM Ryan Poles appears safe, switching head coach is a strong possibility. The same goes for the quarterback position. It could be an eventful January for the Bears.


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Dec 1, 2023 3:42 pm

Getsy has been an unmitigated disaster. Unimaginative play calling is an understatement. Bears have the most offensive penalties in the NFL & allow the highest pressure rate on drop backs (41%). Is some of this BTW on Fields? Definitely. But these basic and revealing stats also run counter to this narrative the Bears OL is good quoting anonymous league sources. Huh? Lucas Patrick, Cody Whitehair would start for exactly 0 NFL teams. Davis? At most 10. The particulars have never come out but it was widely known that Mike Vrabel absolutely hated Davis. Then we have a very poor pass… Read more »

Dec 1, 2023 12:21 pm

Mr. Becker, please stop with Eberflus losing all but 3 Games last Season – the BEARS TEAM WANTED THOSE LOSSES!!!!!!!!!!! And Flus fell right into place and did what they wanted.

Not a Flus apologist, it’s just a fact and I can’t wait for him to be long gone in 2024!

Dec 1, 2023 4:46 am

Of course Getsy is to be blamed for the weird offensive play calls and the extremely conservative approach he takes. At the same time you can’t overlook the fact that this dude was a wide receivers coach, then a QB coach in Green Bay. He didn’t have to do anything behind freakin Aaron Rodgers and the amazing receivers they had all those years. He got the job because of who he was coaching, not how he coached. It’s painfully obvious he wasn’t the one designing Green Bays offensive plays because his plays are all basic with no creativity. Hopefully management… Read more »

Nov 30, 2023 5:20 pm

@FootballAt Arlington – I’m blaming the coaches for the player’s lack of development and poor technique. Was that not clear?

And when you have 2/3 of the young players you inherited or drafted wash out, yeah, that worries me enough to doubt the coaching.

Nov 30, 2023 3:31 pm

Yeah, well, a lot team’s 5th, 6th and 7th round picks don’t pan out. So to blame Poles for that is just narrow minded.

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