While I wasn’t surprised to see ATL pass on taking an iOL as early as 8, I figured if they were considering it Skoronski would be the guy.
They did apparently give him a good look. The Athletic had this quote from Skoronski:
“The head coach was on me the second I got in there,” Skoronski says of Arthur Smith. “I was giving them generic answers to their questions, and he said, ‘You’re really boring me right now. Your answers are so boring.’ The whole meeting, he kept looking at his computer. I was kind of laughing to myself and said, ‘Sorry, I don’t know what you want me to do. I’m answering you honestly.’”
Not at all surprised coach did not care for someone giving “generic answers to their questions”. I imagine that resulted in a hard pass on draft day.
OK, this is NOT about 2023 football, but the Bears Organ-I-zation is already having kerfuffles with the local property taxing districts (Arlington Heights, perhaps Cook County) about what will be paid in property taxes while development is going on. Right now, the property is vacant, with existing buildings being demolished or scheduled to be demolished.
The taxing authorities want a 6 fold increase in the property tax now, while development is ongoing. And it seems like the Bears don’t want to be paying that until they have actually built something(s) that generate revenue.
So the Bears have called up Naperville, and are asking if they have any land for sale.
Ahhhhh, the joys of Illinois politics. So many people with their hands out, all wanting an underserved share of the pie.
This will get worse before it gets better. I just wonder if this could be an Arlington Heights fumble (pun intended) that ultimately leads to the Bears extending their lease on Soldier Field.