Bears request permission to interview Saints Assistant GM Jeff Ireland (1 Viewer)

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Dammit the Saints need to give him the same position and a raise to keep him. Ireland is the reason this team is so talented. I’m not ready to go back to the days of meaningless drafts!
 

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I think it is a good thing that Ireland is considered elsewhere, it shows we are doing things right.

As we speak, Chicago is requesting permissions to interview head coach and general manager candidates. If I was Ireland, I will be only interested in the position if I have final say on hiring the head coach, my future will depend on that hire.

So Ireland can go, he can also be offered the position, but can come back to the saints and ask them for something similar in order to stay. Basically a promotion is not out of the question.

And in case he leaves, I would not have a problem bringing Rick Spielman who was just released by the vikings. They always have solid drafts and their main problem has been finding a quarterback, I think he can get help for that.

It's not the end of the world....Life goes on and good people will leave for promotions when your organization is doing things right.
 
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I’m sure there’s other guys out there who can scout. If we lose Ireland, they need to find a new beast. I mean, we still have all of our scouts. And I’d bank money some assistant is learning every single rope Ireland had to learn from.

If he’s gone, oh well.
 

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I don't see a problem with him giving it another shot at GM. If it's his dream to not go out as the failure GM he was perceived as with Miami, I support him. Go for it.

Other than that he can continue to be a talent scout here.
 

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Only thing I got from this is Ryan Pace is likely coming home lol
 

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Success breeds jealousy. Jealousy breeds entitlement. So, instead of taking risks with unknown or people that face adversity. They want what appears the easiest and surest road to success.

This is how I would describe Chicago post 1985. They also got a new stadium that needs to get funded.
They need a whole new ownership. They keep wheeling that ole girl out there ( Virginia McCaskey ) as if she's some heroic icon from days gone by. Someone needs to tell them the 1920's are long gone.... oh, and leave our Saints alone.
 

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My only problem is Ireland would probably hire DA as coach. Da Bears doing a double poach.

They'd be crying to come home before the first frosty winter is out.
 

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I think I’d be more comfortable in losing DA, even with the defensive turn around, than losing Ireland. It appears CSP has Nielsen waiting to be DC. Hopefully, that means CSP trusts him like he does DA.
 

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Ireland on WWL. It definitely sounds like he wants that job. He has a zoom interview and if he makes it to the second round they’ll bring him in.
 

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Tell them no.

Seriously, I know we won't do that. But, I would like to see if maybe we can move Loomis up to a higher role and give Ireland the GM job. Then maybe bring Pace back as head of Pro Player Personnel. I know he sucked in the draft at Chicago, but Pace was good as head of Pro Player Personnel with us and having Ireland, Loomis, and effectively Payton over him in personnel decision would help. And Pace was actually pretty good as far as singing NFL free agents in Chicago. He certainly was right about Hicks.
Pace was terrible at the draft in Chicago and Hicks is/was a known locker room problem.
 

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