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Fan confidence in the Chicago Bears drops

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This week’s Chicago Bears Reacts confidence poll opened up Tuesday night, which was a couple of days after their season-ending defeat by the Green Bay Packers, but about 12 hours before news broke that head coach Matt Eberflus would be returning.

So we naturally got the usual drop in percentage from the loss, but some voters were able to factor in their thoughts on ‘Flus returning.

Losing to the rival Packers obviously stung, but the Packers clinching a postseason berth was salt in the wound. Seeing Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love cook the Bears’ defense made it worse. He’s been playing good football down the stretch for the Packers, and while it’s too early to mention him in the same breath as their previous two QBs, he’s established himself as an up-and-comer in his first year starting.

But back to the Bears coaching situation...

Eberflus being retained with a new offense staff is better than running the whole dysfunctional crew back, but his game day coaching has not been good. I was hoping to see the franchise go in a different direction.

Sure, the defense increased production when ‘Flus took over play calling, but he’s also working with a unit the team put a lot into. Several high draft picks, an influx of free agent talent, and the trade for Montez Sweat all aided the defense’s resurgence.

We’ll revisit the confidence poll a few more times this offseason, but I’d imagine it’ll see some movement once Chicago has a full offensive staff, and once a decision is made at quarterback.

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