After 11 seasons, Jerry Angelo is out as Bears general manager.
Former Bears wide out Dennis McKinnon joined The Matt Abbatacola Show to share some of this thoughts on the organization he spent seven seasons with — and won a Super Bowl with in 1985.
In his first start since 2007 on Sunday against Green Bay, McCown was 19-of-28 for 242 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
The Bears may have at last accepted defeat with the playoff dream over and one game remaining in a ruined season, but Lovie Smith’s pronouncement that the team won’t be holding a tryout for next year in the finale at Minnesota boggles the mind.
The scene in the locker room after the game here at Lambeau Field wasn’t nearly as bad as I feared. I anticipated a lot of long faces and angry scowls on the Bears player’s faces but instead was met with resignation.
It seems that the Bears and the Bulls have been trying to follow the same floor plan the last few years as far as building their teams.
There’s no use looking back now. The 2011 season is over and it’ time to start preparing for the future.
That was as ugly as it gets. It feels like I’ve said that three weeks in a row now but the Seattle Seahawks looked like world-beaters at the hands of the Chicago Bears Sunday.
With 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 38-14 loss to the Seahawks, thousands of Bears fans flooded the exits of Solider Field knowing the season was all but over.
They did it front of the stunned, silent home fans, displaying the truth of their thin, banged-up roster and making clear what has probably been the story since Jay Cutler got hurt: they never had a shot.
As a football player, Sam Hurd is a hard-working athlete who did everything that head coach Lovie Smith, wide receivers coach Darryl Drake and special teams coach Dave Toub asked of him on the football field.
Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said the Bears will waive Sam Hurd Friday.
I guess we have the most practical definition yet of Franchise Quarterback.
Caleb Hanie is the man for the Bears, courtesy of Jerry Angelo. When the lockout ended last summer, Angelo made the conscious choice that Hanie could lead the Bears in case Jay Cutler went down with an injury.
Jerry Angelo said he was “embarrassed” by the attention he was getting Sunday following reports that he would retire at season’s end. Angelo firmly denied those reports, “I don’t know where that came from but it’s not true. I’m not upset by it. Rather, I’m amused”.
Jerry Angelo said Wednesday that the team will not add another quarterback because there is not enough time to get a new QB entrenched in the system.
Among the list of quarterbacks the Bears could bring in with Jay Cutler sidelined, Kyle Orton clearly tops that list.
Matt Forte is a very good NFL running back. He has multiple strengths, minimal weaknesses, practices hard and stays healthy. And it’s great to see the Bears again not need him to do much, in another convincing win.
Yes, he’s maddening. And he looks like that guy in college who you always wanted to punch in the mouth, just because. But Jay Cutler has also proven himself as the best QB in Bears history.
Here’s a guy who was offered a contract worth $6 million per year, with $13-14 million guaranteed, turned it down, and is now -– amazingly — the peoples’ proletariat. Amid international protests over the disparity between haves and have-nots, his quest for more is a cause célèbre.