Bears Planning Players-Only Meeting

"Guys are really going to listen and take it to heart," Prince Amukamara says.

Chris Emma
October 22, 2019 - 1:02 pm

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Fresh off a discouraging loss to the Saints and disappointed at 3-3, the Bears had Monday free to themselves for reflection. 

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What came out of it was a plan to hold a players-only meeting to discuss the frustrations that exist.

"That's when guys can really be transparent and genuine," Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara said. "It's a safe place. Guys can say what they really feel. Other guys can hear it. I don't think anyone's going to take it personal. I think guys are really going to listen and take it to heart."

There's nothing set on the schedule, but the meeting will take place "soon," receiver Taylor Gabriel said. 

"We definitely have plans to do that because this is our team," Gabriel said. "I feel like this is a player-ran team. We believe in each other, we're brothers and like I said there hasn't been a lot of finger pointing and a lot of arguing and things like that."

The Bears dropped their second straight game with a 36-25 loss to the Saints on Sunday. The final score wasn't indicative of the action itself, as the Bears trailed by as many as 26. Even coach Matt Nagy acknowledged there was nothing to be gained from his team scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter.

While the Bears hold the same 3-3 record that they had in a 2018 in which they finished 12-4, this feels different. This is a team that entered the season carrying Super Bowl aspirations.

The hope for the Bears is they're able to get back to their winning ways of a year ago.

"We're still hurting inside," Amukamara said. "We're still frustrated. But we know what's going on, and the reason we're not panicking is because we're confident we're going to fix it."

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.