It remains to be seen how the Bears will perform in the standings this season, but one aspect of the changes to the head office and coaching staff this offseason appears to have been successful.
wide receiver Darnell Mooney appeared on the Red Line Radio podcast and the topic of living with new head coach Matt Eberflux was one of the topics of conversation. Mooney played 33 games under former head coach Matt Nagy in his first two seasons, and his response has centered on the clarity Eberflus and other coaches have given the team this offseason.
“His day and nightdude,” Mooney said via SI.com’s Gene Chamberlain. “It’s smooth. I mean everything. Everyone knows where to go, when to do something, what are the expectations, what is the standard. You know what you’ll get the next day. It doesn’t come and just be like, “What’s going on with us?” So everyone knows exactly what the coaches want.”
Mooney said he appreciates Eberflus’ focus on overall team organization because you “can’t organize and try to do one thing at the same time.” It’s a change from Nagy, who ran offense for most of his tenure, and Mooney noted that Eberflux was letting offensive coordinator Luke Getsy “do his thing” ahead of the season.
A different approach was guaranteed when the Bears made changes this offseason. Results are not guaranteed, but there is hope that Eberflus’ approach will prove correct in Chicago.