Ryan Poles: Bears are going to take the North and never give it back

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The Bears hired Ryan Poles as their new General Manager last week and he didn’t mince words about his goal for the team when he spoke to reporters at his first press conference on Monday.

Chicago has won two division titles in the last 15 years and the Packers have been the dominant team in the NFC North for most of that time. That’s led to scenes like Aaron Rodgers telling Bears fans “I still own you” during a 2021 game and it set the backdrop for Poles making a vow that will either prove to be prophetic or a future entry from Freezing Cold Takes.

“We’re going to take the North and never give it back,” Poles said.

Poles and new head coach Matt Eberflus didn’t spend much time discussing the specifics of their plans to make that happen in Monday’s press conference, but Bears fans will likely be happy with anything that proves Poles correct at the end of the day.

20 responses to “Ryan Poles: Bears are going to take the North and never give it back

  1. This is very similar to when I tell my wife “I’m going to win the Powerball and we’re going to be rich”. Although saying it and doing it are two different things.

  2. Love the confidence but alas this isn’t happening any time soon. You still need a QB because you don’t have one now.

  3. I remember Lovie Smith saying something similar at his introductory presser back in 2004.

  4. Greenbay is going to the crapper. Vikings future is unclear. Lions are lions. Bears will win the North in 2 years and will run deep in the playoffs. Mark it!

  5. One thing for sure, if Rodgers does leave the NFCN, the division will be wide open, and lets be completely honest, it will suck bad enough that no team will take control for long.

  6. Not that it’s going to happen, but at least he set the bar higher than Lovie Smith who’s main goal was to “beat the Packers twice”.

  7. They will be lucky not to finish in last next year, with no first round pick as well.

  8. “We’re going to take the North and never give it back…..we’re just going to need some Packer coaches..uh, to do it.”

  9. oldgoat says:
    January 31, 2022 at 1:09 pm
    Your Owner, Aaron Rogers, might want a say in that.

    Simply put . . . .”Let’s Go Aaron!”

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