The Chicago Bears got absolutely blown out by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, but they are coming out the next day claiming that they will evaluate everything to make sure that they can get better. The problem with their approach is that they are not supposed to be all that good. The Bears need to get used to losing while they wait for the right time to get Mitchell Trubisky on the field. However, that is not what this article is about. This article is about coach speak, why it needs to stop, and why we still use it.

We have information

When Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi were the coordinators for the New York Giants, we had no information at all. No one was doing any in-depth reporting on sports, and you did not have people leaking information from the team facility. You did not know anything, and you could listen to a coach give you their typical speech knowing that you could not do any better than what they said. This is why we do the same thing today. We are merely repeating what happened when the reporters who followed the league had no information

We know it is all bogus

Coach speak is boring and bogus. We all know that coaches are lying to us constantly. It is the condition of sports itself to have coaches lie to the public because they do not want to give anything away.

When was the last time you heard a coach be honest about an opponent they are facing? That does not happen because the coaches will never say, "of course we will kick their butts," because we know that that is not very good form. However, they also lie about every single thing that is going on with their team. The Patriots have produced injury reports for years that are clearly not true, but we have to let it go because someone will get some decent reporting done about the team.

Bill Belichick is seen as tired and annoying because he thinks we are all stupid. Nick Saban does the same thing, and it comes off as very pathetic.

It will not stop

The NFL rewards people for being as conservative as possible. The league wants people to hold back, say nothing, and protect the shield. Teams are rewarded for not telling us anything, and the league has purposefully tried to cover up research about concussions.

The secrecy is a part of the league that none of us can fix. The NFL will simply go on like this until it is forced to make a change as a result of lost ratings, lesser talent, and a public that is uninterested. One of the first things they could do is be more forthcoming, and that might help with dwindling interest.

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