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Who will be the 2019 Chicago Bears fall guy?

The Bears will make a change on the coaching staff, won’t they?

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When a team disappoints as much as the 2019 Chicago Bears disappointed, there’s sure to be some changes on the coaching staff or in the front office. I realistically can’t see the franchise making sweeping changes, so head coach Matt Nagy, as well as general manager Ryan Pace, are both likely safe. But when a team goes from a twelve win, division championship season, to an offseason of optimism and Super Bowl talk, only to fall to a stumbling, bumbling third place in the NFC North, there has to be a fall guy.

With the offense being the number one culprit for their 2019 failings, the fall guy is probably going to come from that side of the ball with the two most likely to be sacrificed are offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich and quarterback coach Dave Ragone.

Helfrich was asked about a coaching shakeup earlier today when he met the media at Halas Hall and he acknowledged it could happen, “When you’re in this business, stuff happens. And that’s a possibility.”

Ragone was a hold over from the John Fox coaching staff in part because of his relationship with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, but Mitch taking a step back this year could lead to Ragone looking for a new gig.

Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor has been mentioned by some fans all year long as a guy they’d like to see move on, and with the Bears special teams have a few hiccups this season a pink slip for Tabor is a possibility as well.

Do you guys think there will be a fall guy for the Bears disappointing season and if so, who will it be?