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64% of Chicago Bears fans think the team is headed in the right direction

We share the results from our weekly Bears confidence poll right here.

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When the Chicago Bears failed to hold on to their ten-point lead in Cleveland, our fans’ confidence in the franchise was bound to drop, and drop it did, down 20 points to 64%. It’s still nowhere near as low as it was during Chicago’s four-game losing streak to open the season, but since then, the Bears are (5-5), and several of Ryan Poles’ core guys have come through.

I can certainly understand why there’s confidence in the direction of this franchise.

The Bears host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and then the Falcons come in for week 17, so there’s an opportunity for Chicago to stack two more wins against other bad teams before wrapping the season up in Green Bay.

First-year Bears like DJ Moore, Montez Sweat, and T.J. Edwards; holdover veterans like Jaylon Johnson and Cole Kmet; and drafted players like Jaquan Brisker, Kyler Gordon, and Darnell Wright have all flashed, but I can’t get on board with the long term plan until I know what is happening at head coach and quarterback.

I was unsure — but optimistic — about Poles after his first year on the job, but I really like what he did in year two, and while this roster is in a much better place now than it was, questions surrounding head coach and quarterback have flared up all season.

My top concern is the Bears running it back at head coach only to draft a rookie QB for him to mold. We’ve seen that play out in John Fox’s last year on the job and in Matt Nagy’s, and neither instance provided a good foundation for the rookie quarterback.

If the Bears use Carolina’s top pick on a quarterback, then clean house and pair him up with a new coaching staff.

If the Bears keep the head coach in place — an idea I’m totally out on — then they may as well run it back at QB, too.

I can’t wait to see how Poles (and team president Kevin Warren) attack this offseason.

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