Bears G.M. Ryan Pace addresses efforts to turn the page on difficult 2019

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The Bears outperformed expectations in 2018. In 2019, they underperformed.

As they prepare to attempt to turn things around in 2020, G.M. Ryan Pace joined the #PFTPM podcast for an in-depth conversation.

The 20-minute (or so) discussion appears in the attached video, and the topics include the current challenges associated with getting a team ready, the status of the looming quarterback competition, the reasons for bringing in Nick Foles, and the decision not to pick up the fifth-year option on Mitchell Trubisky.

Check it out below, and subscribe to the #PFTPM podcast to get all interviews with coaches, executives, players, media members, and other NFL figures and personalities.

18 responses to “Bears G.M. Ryan Pace addresses efforts to turn the page on difficult 2019

  1. How long does Pace have left?
    Will he be fired after 2020?
    The team is not in good shape, he’s been here several years, has no QB, and hasn’t drafted well.

  2. I hope he started by reading his notes in front of the mirror and then directed those notes towards nagy

  3. A horrible #2 overall.
    Cap straped
    Overpaying players and the team will suffer for years to come.
    When will they fire this clown?

  4. Remember when he thought getting Mack would win them a Super Bowl?

    Now they have no cap room and no QB.

    #lousygm

  5. Pace assembled a very impressive defense. He should get credit for that.

    Pace also went all-in for a QB in 2017, and he was holding pocket 6s. I don’t know what happened in the lead up to the 2017 draft, but it acts as a reminder that the draft is a crap shoot. The illustrious Mike Mayock had Mahomes as the #32 player off of the board in his mock draft immediately before the draft (ostensibly for the 5th year option), and the rest is history. Pace went with the conventional wisdom and took a player that hasn’t shown much.

    Whatever. Live, learn, and adapt. I’m a forgiving Bears fan. I think Foles is a good QB and – if it clicks for Trubisky – all the better. Suits not names. Bear down…

  6. “The SINGLE WORST GM in the HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS.“ – are you 14? Phil Emery was the Bears GM before Pace, he’s the guy that fired Lovie Smith the year after being hired then turned around and hired Marc Trestman over Bruce Arians, Emery pent a ton of good money on bad FA’s (Orlando Pace, Jared Allen, Antrell Rolle, etc) and left Pace with a non-NFL roster! Pace has made some mistakes, it’s not an exact science) but he’s had far more wins than losses in building the Bears back up.

  7. Top 5 worst gm in the nfl

    In no order

    Pace, Snead, Dorsey, Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder/puppet GM

    Runners Up: Steve Keim, Chris Grier (spent 237 million in one fa period)

    The best is watching these GMs toss picks while wildly overpay people on the market acting like it doesn’t matter.

    They all need to get to college.

  8. Worst GM in NFL history? How ’bout that tv talking head genius that got the job in Detroit, then led the Loins to the 0-16 season?

    Come on.

  9. Ryan pace had some misses on a couple #1 picks (White, Trubisky and Floyd) and then burned two away for Mack. He has built one of the top defenses in the NFL and I believe the Bears won the division two years ago.

    He’s not even close to being the worst GM in history. Phil Emery and Jerry Angelo are much worse than Ryan Pace, not mention the the Lions and Vikings GMs the past 50 years.

  10. purplepeoplebeaters says:
    May 30, 2020 at 9:58 am
    Ryan pace had some misses on a couple #1 picks (White, Trubisky and Floyd) and then burned two away for Mack. He has built one of the top defenses in the NFL and I believe the Bears won the division two years ago.
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    Yes, if your goal is to win the division 2 years ago and have one of the top defenses in the NFL, then he’s done a great job.

    If your plan is to win a Super Bowl though, then he’s done a lousy job because they have nowhere to go, no cap room and no QB.

  11. As pointed out in another site the main problem with the Bears is at the ownership level. If the stands are full, the checks from television show up, and the team is good enough every once in a while to make it into the play-offs everything is fine with the owners.

  12. joetoronto says:
    May 30, 2020 at 10:35 am
    purplepeoplebeaters says:
    May 30, 2020 at 9:58 am
    Ryan pace had some misses on a couple #1 picks (White, Trubisky and Floyd) and then burned two away for Mack. He has built one of the top defenses in the NFL and I believe the Bears won the division two years ago.
    ****************************************
    Yes, if your goal is to win the division 2 years ago and have one of the top defenses in the NFL, then he’s done a great job.

    If your plan is to win a Super Bowl though, then he’s done a lousy job because they have nowhere to go, no cap room and no QB.

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    It takes a lot of nerve to call out a GM that has dominated your Lions for the past two years with the likes of the QB (Trubisky) and DE (Mack) that you have a serious mental issue with for the past years.

    The Lions have one fluke playoff win in 63 years, you need professional help kid.

  13. When the Bears sweep the Lions again this season, I wonder how long it will take for Mack, Quinn, Roquan or Hicks to break Stafford’s back again.

  14. “The SINGLE WORST GM in the HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS.“ – are you 14? Phil Emery was the Bears GM before Pace, he’s the guy that fired Lovie Smith the year after being hired then turned around and hired Marc Trestman over Bruce Arians, Emery pent a ton of good money on bad FA’s (Orlando Pace, Jared Allen, Antrell Rolle, etc) and left Pace with a non-NFL roster! Pace has made some mistakes, it’s not an exact science) but he’s had far more wins than losses in building the Bears back up.

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    LOL….”far more wins than losses”?????? You better take another look at his win-loss record as Bears GM before you rush into defend this dunce like a meathead.

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