As John Mullin at CSNChicago.com mulled over the appearance of stability within the Bears organization the other day, he offhandedly threw out this little nugget:
“[W]hen the Bears didn’t re-sign Brian Hoyer this offseason, which may not have appeared to be benchmark non-move but was, at least one Bears coach was apoplectic at not staying a course with a quarterback who delivered 300 passing yards and zero turnovers in his brief Bears ‘career.’”
Given their past history together with the Cleveland Browns, the bet here is that the coach in question was Dowell Loggains. And, because of that, if anything I applaud this non-move.
First of all, Hoyer would have been a place holder for a draft pick. True, Mike Glennon might turn out to be the same but that’s the worst case scenario for him. He’s got enough upside to ultimately turn out to be the guy. Because of that, he represents both the placeholder that Hoyer was and a swing at the position, which Hoyer wasn’t.
But the fact that Loggains was against this non-move makes me all the more happy with it because, let’s never forget, Loggains was the one pounding the table for Johnny Manziel with the Browns, ultimately getting that entire coaching staff fired in the process.
If Dowell Loggains was for it, you can bet that the right thing to do was the opposite.