(CBS) Unlike years past, there’s a unified message coming from Bears’ brass about how football operations will function at Halas Hall.
New general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox want players to keep their singular focus on the field. This means no personal radio or television segments this fall, per a report from CSN Chicago’s John Mullin.READ MORE: Bears Prepare To Take On 49ers; Coach Matt Nagy, Who Recently Tested Positive For COVID-19, May Not Be There
This sort of edict makes it easier to understand why the team chose to part ways with receiver Brandon Marshall, who was adamant about his desire to continue his media career while still being on an active NFL roster. At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, both Pace and Fox made statements about the topic.READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
“I just want to make sure that we understand the Chicago Bears and football are our No. 1 priority going forward,” Pace said in Indianapolis.
In addition to Marshall’s appearance on Showtime’s “Inside The NFL,” Jay Cutler had a weekly radio show, while Kyle Long, Robbie Gould, Jon Bostic and Jermon Bushrod were among those with weekly radio hits. Lance Briggs had a weekly television program.MORE NEWS: Investigators Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza Restaurant
“I will say that regardless of who it is, I think their focus and energy needs to remain on what’s going on to help us win a championship,” Fox said in Indianapolis.