Bears general manager Ryan Pace

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5@5: What Must Bears Achieve For Pace To Return?

The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Mully & Haugh Show
April 01, 2020 - 9:49 am

(670 The Score) On its daily 5 at 5 segment Wednesday morning, the Mully & Haugh crew debated a variety of questions.

-- Now that the NFL has increased the playoff field by two teams, should our expectations for organizations change? Is it enough for the Bears to simply make the playoffs or should they be expected to win in the postseason in order for general manager Ryan Pace to return for another season in 2021?

-- What do you think was going through quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s mind Tuesday as the Bears welcomed new quarterback Nick Foles to the team on social media and Foles shot a video for the team’s Instagram account about how excited he was about coming to Chicago? How aware do the Bears have to be about treating Foles like the No. 1 quarterback in light of Pace’s public support of Trubisky? What do you expect Pace to say when he addresses the Foles acquisition?

-- The NFL's focus has been on “a normal, traditional season, starting on time, playing in front of fans in our regular stadiums and going through the full 16-game regular season and a full set of playoffs,” executive vice president Jeff Pash said. How surprising was Pash’s optimism on behalf of the NFL?

-- Amid this coronavirus pandemic, a recent anonymous survey of 112 Division-I athletic directors by Stadium found that 85 of them believe there's at least a 70 percent chance the college football season goes on unencumbered. Are those odds encouraging or frightening?

-- In a teleconference Tuesday, White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito called it a “weird vibe’’ for players right now. Giolito also predicted the White Sox would pick up where they left off whenever they return. Is that easier said than done? Did the time already spent at spring training mean anything at all?

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