Chicago Bears President George McCaskey spoke at the NFL’s annual owners meeting on March 29, and he provided several updates on issues surrounding the team.
McCaskey discussed a wide variety of topics, including his choice to vote in favor of the league’s new overtime rules, along with the early performance of the team’s new general manager, Ryan Poles and coach Head Coach, Matt Eberflus.
The Bears President also provided an update on the health of his mother, team owner Virginia Halas McCaskey.
Bears insider Jeff Hughes of Da Bears Blog reported on March 11 that 99-year-old Halas McCaskey was “not feeling well,” but her son says she is making amends and doing much better.
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Virginia McCaskey ‘Having a Medical Problem in January’
According to McCaskey, his mother had a health issue that arose in January, but she was one of the healers and was looking forward to getting to know the Poles and Eberflus, along with their wives, Katie (Ba). Lan) and Kelly (Eberflus), better.
“She’s doing great,” McCaskey said, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune.
“She couldn’t be here. She had a medical issue in January, which was resolved. We were all so grateful she was back to her normal routine, but she didn’t feel like making the trip. She really feels bad about it, number 1 because she really likes the place and number 2 didn’t get a chance to get to know Ryan and Katie and Matt and Kelly and their family a little better.” .
Halas McCaskey is currently the longest-serving owner in the NFL. She took over the Bears after her legendary father, team founder and former coach George Halas, died in 1983.
Hearing that the team’s matriarchy is being repaired is good news, and McCaskey has a few other notable things to say.
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McCaskey ‘Impressed’ With What He’s Seen From The Poles & Eberflus
After firing former GM Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy in January, McCaskey selected Poles as Pace’s successor, and Poles later selected Eberflus as the franchise’s 17th head coach. McCaskey likes what he’s seen from both so far.
“I’ve been impressed with how both Ryan and Matt have achieved in running, giving us a good start into 2022,” McCaskey said on the team’s official website. “I was especially impressed with Ryan’s demeanor: very self-directed, very confident, patient, disciplined. Be impressed with the staff Matt has assembled and the path he and Ryan have taken and approach the firm for free management and draft prep work, and look forward to the results. ”
He also discussed voting in favor of changing the NFL’s overtime rules, which were changed to ensure that both teams will now receive ownership over time. stoppage time in post-season games.
“There is a lot of good data presented on it,” McCaskey notes. “It was a good result. Their concern is that flipping coins too often has too much of an impact on the outcome of games, especially playoff games, and so this is designed to address that issue.”
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