Bold move? What bold move could the Chicago Bears make that would have an impact on the 2014 season?
Many fans call for defensive coordinator Mel Tucker's head every time a team scores a touchdown, but who would be the DC if Tucker were let go a quarter of the way into the season?
What about on offense... was Jay Cutler's last game simply a result of injuries to his offensive line, or is he just not the guy Chicago needs to be successful? Is Marc Trestman being too conservative, and does he need to open the throttle now that we've been exposed by the high-powered Green Bay Packers?
Here's a bold decision to consider: Be patient.
Phil Emery is on his third season in Chicago, and has shown the ability to rebuild entire positional units seemingly overnight. When he arrived, the offense was obviously hurting, specifically the offensive line. One season later, it is completely overhauled, with upgrades all around.
The next season, the focus is defense. Emery has built through both the draft and free agency, and is laying the foundation for a multi-year run once everything starts clicking.
There doesn't seem to be a major Earth-shattering bold move that the Bears can make right now. It's a matter of healing current injuries, getting more reps under everyone's belts, and making adjustments.
Right now, Chicago is strides ahead of where they were last year, and even more so than the season before. Within two seasons they will be contending for a championship.
Bold decision? Just be patient and don't blow anything up. It's coming together.