Arkush: Angelo Has No Integrity

CHICAGO (WSCR) Late in the first round of the NFL Draft, it appeared as if the Baltimore Ravens had made a mistake in not selecting a player with their 26th overall pick. But it would later come out that it was the Chicago Bears who made the mistake.

The Bears failed to call the NFL to confirm with them that they had agreed to swap first round pick with Baltimore in addition to sending the Ravens their fourth round pick. Both teams ended up with the first round players they wanted, but the Bears clearly made a mistake.

“It’s not the first time poor communication has caused the Bears front office some embarrassment, like checking boxes on tender sheets and things like that,” Hub Arkush, of Pro Football Weekly and 670 The Score, said on the Danny Mac Show. “But again, I’m not beating him up for that. I understand they got away with it. I understand the no harm, no foul concept. To me, there’s a very basic premise here, which is honesty and integrity.

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“It wasn’t really gnawing at me until Saturday morning when I get up and I read the Angelo quotes. And his clear position that, well, he doesn’t have any integrity I guess. You don’t get punished for mistakes, your word doesn’t mean anything. I find that terribly disturbing.”

What do you think about Jerry Angelo and his draft day mistake? Post your thoughts in our comments section.

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  • Larry Horse's Arse

    I’m with Hub.
    If a mistake is 100% your fault, the person acting integrity will rectify the mistake and make good.

    • Spoon

      Which is why you, and I, arent pro sports GMs.

      • Larry Horse's Arse

        You are right, Spoon.
        I just don’t like the “no honor among thieves” mentality.
        Ah well.

      • Spoon

        The fact that the system exists in a state that allows this situation to occur, is the real issue to me. Hub can bang his drum all day, he does that well whenever a Bears front office gaff can be played in sound bites for 3 weeks, but why doesnt he rail on the absurdity that allows the situation to exist? Oh right, he doesnt have an axe to grind there.

      • Larry Horse's Arse

        Yup, it is amazing that with 2011 technology they would be playing telephone round-robin while the clock is ticking.

        And you are correct, Hub will take a shot at his former employers every time he has a chance.

  • Walter Bearstradamus Brzeski

    Jerry (Angelo) the Sun-Tanned GM : Lyrics (to the tune of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

    Jerry (Angelo), the sun-tanned GM
    has a very shiny tan.
    And if you ever saw him,
    you would even say he glows.

    All of the other GMs
    still laugh and call him dumb.
    They never let poor Jerry
    deal for any Pro-Bowl gems.

    Then one balmy Training Camp Eve
    the McCaskeys came to say:
    “Jerry you made our drafts a fright,
    won’t you get on a plane tonight?”

    Then all the Bears fans celebrated
    as they shouted out with cheers,
    Jerry the sun-tanned GM,
    you’re be gone and history!

    • Larry Horse's Arse


  • SluG

    Hub give it a rest already!!! I don’t like Jerry either, but all you do is beat up on the Bears. Can’t you find a paying on air gig in some other major market…..and stay there?

    • SluG Sux Ballz

      SluG perhaps you should relocate to another media market if Hub’s observations are too much for you to handle.

    • Spoon

      You’d have to move to an underwater location, since people in Tibet can hear Hub preaching from the top of that mountain he’s standing on.

  • joe

    hubs mad because he is bald


    Baltimore didn’t need to pick up the phone. You’re clock is expiring in four minutes, and you picked up the phone with no “Plan B.” In the first round.
    And, it’s an organization that has left the NFL with a gaping hole in Cleveland.
    That, the rest of us have to watch. That had to be balanced with “Houston looks playoff bound!”

    • Larry Horse's Arse

      From what I have read, JA called them and not the other way around.

      The one and only way that I see this outcome as right is that the NFL told Ozzie/Baltimore on the phone with 30 seconds to go that the Bears had not yet called and to make a pick. I think that Ozzie Newsome could have said, “Unless you hear from CHicago in time, we pick so-and-so.”

      And, yes, you are right…Art Modell leaving Cleveland for Baltimore was bad.

      • SPAULDING!

        Oh, I don’t doubt that, L.H.A. I’m just saying Baltimore could’ve ignored the incoming in that amount of time. And, that sounds like the meat of it: the league is under no obligation to urge Baltimore to make their pick and 30 seconds to yell across to the other guy “hey, get the pick in!” is, probably, too late.

        Philly does it again:

        Ignores the overtime game-winning goal.

      • Larry Horse's Arse

        Thomas was unreal for the Bruins (after he settled down having let in 2 early goals).. I think he stopped 45 consecutive SOG.

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