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yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2012, 11:12:54 am »
Not only has there been no apparent movement on interviewing GM candidates...

We also have not taken any steps (reported, anyway) towards replacing our QB coach OR in finding a new OL coach to take Tice's former duties.

W*T*F are they doing up there in Halas Hall anyway?  Did they give everybody the month off or something? 

yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2012, 11:55:26 am »

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2012, 12:36:22 pm »
  Watch him bring Angelo back as a "consultant".

Ok, that would be funny and sad at the same time.  I would have to burn every Bears item I own if that happened.

yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2012, 12:44:16 pm »
Even if Ruskell isn't hired as GM, it really concerns me that he has been left him in charge of the draft preparations. 

I said yesterday that the success or failure of this upcoming draft could very well dictate this team's fortunes for the next 3 to 5 years. It is much too critical a draft for a hack with Ruskell's track record to have even a finger in the process, yet until and unless another GM is named, he's running the show.

If we drag the GM search out too much longer, then the new GM not only will have no say over the coaching, but he'll be handcuffed in personnel evaluation as well because his prep time leading up to the draft will be so short.  Knowing how Halas Hall works, I can totally see us bringing in a new GM and there on his desk is a list of the draft "recommendations" that will have been made for him (by Ruskell, God help us)... and it will be very hard for him to deviate too far from that because there won't be enough time to blow up the draft board and start from scratch. 
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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2012, 03:09:31 pm »
I think thats a legitimate concern. Again thats a Lovie hire, not a GM hire. Lovie wants to get off the bus running. Thats why Lovie and staff need to go. I expect to see Ruskell promoted to GM too.

yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2012, 04:46:02 pm »
Hmmm...

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/10/titans-wont-let-bears-talk-to-their-quarterbacks-coach/

Not sure this is such a great loss.  The Titans' QB play (and offense in general) has hardly been that special the last few years. 

Wonder what's the deal with Bates?  Supposedly Angelo was the reason he turned us down the first time so I'm thinking it can't hurt to at least try again now.

You got this Titans guy, before that the Jags guy.  I mean really...  would it be too much to hire a passing coordinator / QB coach from a team that actually had a decent passing offense and whose QBs were... you know... GOOD? 
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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2012, 09:12:09 pm »
Not only has there been no apparent movement on interviewing GM candidates...

We also have not taken any steps (reported, anyway) towards replacing our QB coach OR in finding a new OL coach to take Tice's former duties.

W*T*F are they doing up there in Halas Hall anyway?  Did they give everybody the month off or something? 

Clearly they are deciding on which search firm  to hire to search for their GM

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2012, 09:19:02 pm »
You have to look very slowly for a search firm so you make the right decision...

Yeah this thing is getting old for me also.  I have no problem if they don't hire someone right away.  I am pissed because they are not interviewing anyone. 

Most teams would have had a short list of promising GM's they want to interview before they fired Angelo.  What is taking so long?

Surely they know at least 5 guys they want to interview.  Interview them already! 

yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2012, 09:24:19 pm »
Unless all the guys they want to talk to are still involved in the playoffs. But that didn't stop the Raiders.

This is starting to smell a lot like the whole CF that brought us Martz.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2012, 09:28:35 pm »
Yapper, Agreed!

I am hoping the passing coach they want to hire is from New England, New Orleans or Green Bay and that is why they are dragging their feet there.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2012, 10:17:54 pm »

 So I asked this in another forum ....

 Did the pick we traded to Denver for Cutler get Denver Tebow?

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2012, 10:25:07 pm »
NO

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2012, 05:29:01 am »
Most teams would have had a short list of promising GM's they want to interview before they fired Angelo.

Agree! Remember, we have a non football person making football decisions.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2012, 07:21:16 am »
we have a business guy making business decisions.
He needs to hire the best GM candidate out there and does not need to use the good ole boy network.

I expect a couple of the guys they want to interview are still in the playoffs.

I like the idea of Dorsey from the Packers. He is high in their scouting dept and they scout/draft as well as any team in the league at least on the offensive side.

yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2012, 04:04:16 pm »
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/11/irsay-introduces-g-m-grigson-says-decision-on-caldwell-is-coming/

Another team that's gonna let their new GM clean out the coaching staff if he sees fit.

But yet Lovie is untouchable.

Unbelievable.

Since Lovie Smith is now the de facto GM of the Bears they might as well just hold a presser and make it official. 

Then in April Ruskell can draft all the Tampa 2 defenders Lovie tells him to, we can pinch pennies in FA, finish 7-9 in 2012 with Cutler injured for the 3rd straight season, and then in 2013 McCaskey and Phillps will launch the whole crew plus Cutler and Forte and we'll be rebuilding both sides of the ball for the next 3-5 years.  Brilliant.
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