Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Good Off-Season News

  • George McCaskey, who just completed his first season as the team's new chairman, has decided to relieve longtime general manager Jerry Angelo of his duties, according to a team source. Mike Martz has resigned, according to a source.

    After a 7-3 start, the Bears collapsed down the stretch, losing five consecutive games. Although they won the season finale, against the Minnesota Vikings, the Bears had already been eliminated from playoff contention.

If they'd sell the team to someone who felt like winning, maybe everything would be all right.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if they could just get a competent head coach and a professional quarterback, the Bears might be capable of being a winning team.

1/04/2012 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a great start, but I think Ted Phillips should have gotten the axe too. The entire organization needs an overhaul, and it needs to start at the very top. Unfortunately, the McCaskeys still own them though. Go Blackhawks!

1/04/2012 01:38:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

when cutler and forte got hurt it spelled the end of the bears--- they could have been 12-4 but ended up 8-8----

1/04/2012 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Bears Guy said...

If the Bears lost the last game to the Vikings they would be picking 13th in the draft. By winning that last, meaningless game, they dropped all the way to 19th. That will make a difference in the type of player available when they draft, especially in the first round. Just for winning that game, Lovie Smith should be fired as well.

Don't talk to me about the integrity of the game and that they are supposed to try to win every game, either. Not after the Colts and the broadcasters have talked all season about how teams will "suck for Luck" meaning that the team with the worst record at the end of the season would be the team that gets to draft the projected "franchise quarterback" Andrew Luck from Stanford.

Winning that game was a bonehead move. The starters should have been shut down and the second stringers should have been played so the coaches could find out, under actual game conditions, if they should even be in the NFL next year. Hell, they almost lost Urlacher permanently to a knee injury. They should at least get the last year or two out of him until they can find his eventual replacement.

I can understand the McCaskey family wanting to keep Ted Phillips around since he has done a great job with the team in terms of profitability (and making them stinking rich!) BUT, he is the guy who hired Jerry Angelo to begin with, so let him do what he does best and control the business operations of the team and KEEP HIM AWAY from the football operations. That's what the Cubs did by bringing in Theo Epstein and relegating former team boss Crane Kenny into the background.

Here's my scenario: Raid the Green Bay Packers organization. Try to get Ted Thompson, currently the Packers Executive V.P., General Manager & Director of Football Operations and promote him to Bears Team President of Football Operations and let HIM take over and run things. Not only will we be able to count on better football decisions coming from him rather than Ted Phillips, he may also be able to weaken the Pack by recruiting a few of their best people to do their magic for the Bears.

Ted Phillips IS NOT the guy to lead this franchise into the future and the sooner that George McCaskey realizes that and OWNS that decision instead of saying that he "supports" the decisions being made by Phillips, the better off this team will be.

1/04/2012 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The McCaskey clan is as cheap as they come. They know that fans will fill Soldier Field no matter what kind of team they put on the field. Why spend money when you don't have to.

1/04/2012 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smith didn't go because the Bears would have been on the hook for $10 million of his salary for the final two years.

1/04/2012 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire Smif

1/04/2012 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger David B said...

A complete restructuring of the coaching staff was needed! Who in their right mind is going to come in here as a GM and be told you cannot develop your own coaching staff and develop their own gameplan? Why not just make Lovie GM /Coach? Which would just take stupidity to another level! Once again the McCaskey's have proven their lack of insight in what it takes to provide Chicago with a Championship Team! Obviously the idiocy on the level of decision making was/is well elevated above Angelo!

1/04/2012 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous 38 amd Gone said...

Every penny that goes out in salaries is a penny that doesn't find its way to a McCaskey pocket. As long a the sheeple continue to buy an inferior product the Bears will continue their loosing ways. What the Bears organization has done to player like Sayers, Butkus, and now Forte is a disgrace.

1/04/2012 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't talk to me about the integrity of the game and that they are supposed to try to win every game, either.
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Yes, they are suppose to try and win every game. If not for their own personal respect but for the fans. I don't see any of the Bear players or management saying "Tickets will now be half price because we are out of the playoff and we want to get a better draft pick next season." The fans pay top dollar to see a professional team fight for the win.

Yes, they should try and win every game.

1/04/2012 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trade or cut Urlachluster. Sell the team to an owner who will buy/draft quality players not castoffs and bustout hasbeens.

1/04/2012 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bears will never return to glory for as long as the McCaskeys own them. They are too cheap and stupid to be effective in the free agent era of football. Bears are grownup "Cubs"

1/04/2012 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO HAWKS

1/04/2012 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

The McCaskeys still have the first nickel George Halas cheated a player out of. Until they're willing to spend like other major franchises in the NFL, they'll always be borderline good. Lots of the Bears good years were more about the rest of the NFC Central or North sucking it up. We'd clean up on Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Detroit and the Nose-Pickers, then go .500 against the rest of the league, make the playoffs, lose to a truly good team. Outstanding individual players notwithstanding, the Bears are almost always mediocre at best.

1/04/2012 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Green Bay is my favorite team now !!!!!!!

1/04/2012 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A step in the right direction for sure. I think I'd like Lovie tossed too but it's not going to happen.

1/04/2012 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The McCaskey's are just waiting until Virginia passes on so they can all cash in.

I bet when it comes down to it, most of that family would vote to sell. They could care less about "legacy".

1/04/2012 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bears? Do no care at all-- just another entity sucking up taxpayers money.

1/04/2012 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Now if they could just get a competent head coach and a professional quarterback, the Bears might be capable of being a winning team.

1/04/2012 01:10:00 AM

Not so sure about the coach, but that kid Cutler is a potential Hall of Fame quarterback. This guy throws for 300 yards with shit receivers and a horrible offensive line. If they give this guy some help, we will be partying Greek town.

1/04/2012 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Bears Guy said...

"...Yes, they should try and win every game."

1/04/2012 07:59:00 AM


Really?

And that's because an out of playoff contention team is sooo much more awesome at 8-8 than at 7-9?

Sorry. It is just as important for the coaching staff to evaluate their team to determine what they need in free agency and the NFL draft than it is to try for a meaningless win. Obviously with Mike Martz's stubborn refusal to allow the 2nd stringers to take ANY snaps in practices each week, they were woefully outgunned and sadly unable to compete after the Cutler and Forte injuries.

And how did they figure that out? When the 2nd stringers had to play! By then it was too late to make the playoffs. So now, they got a meaningless win but they STILL DON'T KNOW which of their back-up offensive players can play in the NFL. That's bullshit and it's inexcusable!

1/04/2012 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't talk to me about the integrity of the game and that they are supposed to try to win every game, either.
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Yes, they are suppose to try and win every game. If not for their own personal respect but for the fans. I don't see any of the Bear players or management saying "Tickets will now be half price because we are out of the playoff and we want to get a better draft pick next season." The fans pay top dollar to see a professional team fight for the win.

Yes, they should try and win every game.

1/04/2012 07:59:00 AM


I'm a fan and I wish they had an earlier pick in the draft.


Just sayin.

1/04/2012 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northern Illinois wide receiver Hurt was Angelo's biggest mistake as a GM.
Hurt's best friend Barber didn't help either.
That arrest floored the McCaskey family.
They put a lot of trust in Angelo to bring in the right players.
As long as Virginia lives Lovie will be head coach.

1/05/2012 12:10:00 AM  

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