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BearFan

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2012, 11:19:37 pm »
that picture of george mccaskey is freaky.  he's got crazy eyes.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2012, 11:50:48 am »
Can George seriously be considering throwing out all the goodwill he's created with the fans by hiring Ruskell? I have hopes that he's a bit smarter than that.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2012, 06:28:22 pm »
Well just suppose for a minute Phillips fails to interview candidates or we get turned down by several and Ruskell is given the GM title, does that give George the reason to fire Phillips and Ruskell? Just asking. When ownership gives Phillips a job to do and he fails in his task, is that grounds for firing?

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012, 06:46:37 pm »
I found this blurb of interest:

It is believed Phillips wants to focus on external candidates before giving Ruskell consideration.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 07:20:48 pm »
As well he should.

Phillips is the man to the McCaskeys because he got the stadium deal done.  And just in time also because no way it happens with the economy today.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 07:48:45 pm »
The skill sets required to shake money lose from politicos is not the skill set required to get the right people in the right place to win nfl championships.  That the Tanninbaums think it is, or close enought that it will work while the money machine cranks on, is the problem.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2012, 10:22:42 pm »
So my question remains unanswered. Let me simplify it. Does Phillips get fired if he cant find a GM outside the Bears? He was given a job to do and IMHO he is going to fail at it.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2012, 08:07:46 am »
I think the answer depends.
If the family has issued a decree that Lovie stays and Philips can't find a GM then you can't pin that on Philips.
If Philips is the one saying it then he has to go.
I'm thinking it is almost lip service and that for the right GM they can send the coaches packing and start all over.

I'd take a chance on a young up comer from a winning organization before I would hire a retread that never was.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2012, 09:22:23 am »
I'd take a chance on a young up comer from a winning organization before I would hire a retread that never was.

Yep

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2012, 09:37:30 am »
But he is already under contract in Ruskell, the up and comer isnt. Dont see them canning the whole coaching staff and paying for 2 coaching staffs. Just not the Bears modus operandi.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2012, 01:42:03 pm »
if they don't do something positive, more than status quo, I might start pulling for the Panthers.
Anyone know a good Panthers board?
At least then I could watch every game and actually pull for the team from the state I live in!

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2012, 01:50:38 pm »
When I give up on the Bears I give up on NFL football.  I lived before the Bears, I'll live after.  I don't need a daily reminder of ineptness in a family business.  McCasky's are nothing but a booby hatch.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2012, 01:51:09 pm »
Could always switch to watching the weather channel or something

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2012, 02:03:07 pm »
Here in NC most of football season is decent weather, I could do something much better.
Honestly if it weren't for the folks here I'd likely give it up.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2012, 02:12:26 pm »
The Panthers have the makings of a real good team if given another year or two of solid personnel acquisitions.

Their two biggest challenges at this point are getting a stud WR for Newton to throw too, and getting their D up to snuff.

Alshon Jeffery is right in the Panthers' backyard and if they nab him, that handles the first to-do.  And with Rivera as HC I've got to believe that D won't stink for too much longer.

It doesn't help that they have the Saints and the Falcons in their division but I'm not sure how much longer the Falcons can be considered legit after being bounced from their first playoff game in convincing fashion, two years in a row.