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  • Cowboys want coaches to return, will not allow outside talks for three days

    The Cowboys have set aside the next three days to sign head coach Jason Garrett and retain his coaching staff. Garrett and key members of his staff are set to have their contracts expire now that the season is over. Executive vice president Stephen Jones...
  • Why did Phil Emery go against Rod Marinelli's advice and pick Marc Trestman?

    Why did Phil Emery go against Rod Marinelli's advice and pick Marc Trestman?
    If Rod Marinelli had Marc Trestman ranked as the third option for head coach in 2013, what swayed Phil Emery to select Marc Trestman? Was Jay Cutler an influence? -- @HalasBearReport from Twitter I’m amused that there is an idea out there that...
  • Bears' youthful general manager gets a chance to do it his way

     Bears' youthful general manager gets a chance to do it his way
    With additional freedom comes more immediate responsibility for Ryan Pace. The sixth general manager in Bears history has more options than his predecessor Phil Emery did at the outset. It's what Pace does with his choices in coming days and months that...
  • Ryan Pace's debut doesn't dispel doubts but does allay fears

    Ryan Pace's debut doesn't dispel doubts but does allay fears
    Nobody left Halas Hall on Friday vowing to remember this day in Bears history. Nobody walked out saying, "Wow." But nobody exited going, "Uh-oh,'' either. Nobody left knowing exactly what to think after the Bears introduced new general manager Ryan...
  • Hyde5: Did Ross see no better option than Philbin?

    Hyde5: Did Ross see no better option than Philbin?
    1. Last week, I wrote a column that began with a story about H. Wayne Huizenga wanting to replace Dave Wannstedt after the 2003 season. The problem was he couldn't find a good candidate to replace him. So Wannstedt returned and the problems didn't go...
  • Bears to begin GM interviews Tuesday with Titans' Lake Dawson

    Bears to begin GM interviews Tuesday with Titans' Lake Dawson
    The Bears' search for a general manager will intensify Tuesday as they begin interviewing candidates at Halas Hall. Lake Dawson, the Titans' vice president of player personnel, is set to meet with the Bears on Tuesday, according to a league source....
  • Despite Bears ties, GM candidate Chris Ballard his own man

    Despite Bears ties, GM candidate Chris Ballard his own man
    When you talk about an insulated group like the Bears, sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't. Not that general manager candidate Chris Ballard is the devil; quite the opposite. It's just not what he has done in his career, it's...
  • 6 things to know about new Bears GM Ryan Pace

    6 things to know about new Bears GM Ryan Pace
    Now all the Bears need is a coach. OK, so clearly the organization needs a lot more than that. However, they crossed a major item off their checklist Thursday when they hired Ryan Pace as their new general manager. Pace has been with the New Orleans...
  • Kelly: NFL needs to revisit, if not revise Rooney Rule

    Kelly: NFL needs to revisit, if not revise Rooney Rule
    If there's one thing I've learned about the NFL in my eight seasons covering professional football it is that who you know is far more important than what you know. Connections and endorsements determine who rises up the ranks more than a person's...
  • Florida's NFL teams in sad state

    Florida's NFL teams in sad state
    They say the NFL is the most popular game in America. Apparently, it's pretty cool. Sure would be nice to have pro football in Florida. What they are playing now in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa can't be pro football. It's not even a good knock-...
  • Bears 2014 Analysis: Bears lacking identity

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: SUB, changing lede Bears 2014 Analysis: Bears lacking identity LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long has been in the NFL just two seasons and made two Pro Bowls, but his concept on the team's next coach might...