Emery, Licht Get Second Interviews For Bears GM SpotThe Chicago Bears say they will bring back Kansas City college scouting director Phil Emery and New England pro personnel director Jason Licht for second interviews for their general manager job this week.
Biggs: Emery Would Make Sense As Bears GM Though the Bears have yet to make a decision on their new general manager, one candidate appears to have strong ties to the organization.
Hanley: Bears Better Pass On ForteHere's a bit of advice for the Bears' next general manager: Run away from Matt Forte.
Hampton Not Happy With Bears' GM Search The news that Phillips will be conducting the search wasn't met kindly by one Bears Hall of Famer.
Pompei: Bears Have No Plan In PlaceTo one Bears expert, the team's choice to fire Jerry Angelo was a quickly-made decision and no back-up plan was in place.
Arkush: Bears Have Limited Their GM Search NFL expert Hub Arkush said that the Bears' decision to retain head coach Lovie Smith regardless of who the new GM is may be hurting their search.
Bernstein: What Are The Bears Doing?With last week’s rambling, incoherent press conference at Halas Hall providing the perfect symbolic catalyst for his efforts, team president Ted Phillips apparently decided to race back to his office and play Angry Birds.
Biggs: Bears Can Still Be Aggressive This Offseason When the Bears do finally hire a replacement for Jerry Angelo, they may be able to make a few quick moves to remain competitive in the NFC North.
Esiason: Coach Shouldn't Hire GM After the firing of general manager Jerry Angelo, Bears president Ted Phillips made it clear that head coach Lovie Smith will have a say in who is hired to replace Angelo.
Pompei: Bears May Have Shot Themselves In The FootThe Bears' decision to fire their general manager but keep their head coach may be one that haunts them in the coming months.
Baffoe: You Got Your Wish, Bears Fans, But Do You Know What You Got?All hail your supreme football leader, Bears fans. It is apparent that Smith rules Halas Hall with a velvet hammer, fronting to the media and public with his folksy blandness and the stoicism of a Winslow Homer painting, all the while swinging a big stick behind closed doors.
Mully: Smith Holds Power In ShuffleIf you closed your eyes and listened to Ted Phillips and George McCaskey talk about Jerry Angelo on Tuesday afternoon you might think you were at a retirement party listening to toasts for a beloved company man.
Hanley: Bears' Shakeup 'A Refreshing Start'Actions may speak louder than words, yet without Bears chairman George McCaskey's mantra that “winning world championships" is the team's goal, Jerry Angelo would still be general manager.
Phillips: Bears Need To Catch Up In Division Just hours after firing general manager Jerry Angelo, Bears president Ted Phillips reiterated what the goal of every move within the organization centers around.
Silverman: Angelo Firing Richly DeservedGeorge McCaskey has emphatically spun the Bears in a new direction.