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  • John Fox embraces Bears history, challenge of turning team around

    John Fox embraces Bears history, challenge of turning team around
    It was sometime on Saturday that John Fox and Ryan Pace set out on their first field trip together, a casual trip to the Des Plaines home of Virginia McCaskey. The inspiration had been Pace's with the Bears' new general manager feeling compelled to...
  • Big decisions coming quickly for Bears' new general manager

    Big decisions coming quickly for Bears' new general manager
    The clock is ticking. And the Bears know it. When the plume of smoke finally lifted from Black Monday last week, five head coaching positions and two general manager jobs had opened. The Bears joined the Jets as the only teams with both vacancies. And...
  • Bears cite John Fox's 'great energy' in dismissing age concerns

    Bears cite John Fox's 'great energy' in dismissing age concerns
    George Halas was 68 when he coached the Bears to the 1963 NFL championship. So Halas' grandson George McCaskey, the Bears chairman, is not concerned about the advancing age of new coach John Fox, who will turn 60 on Feb. 8. "He's got the fire in the...
  • New Bears general manager has experience rebuilding team from adversity

    New Bears general manager has experience rebuilding team from adversity
    History drifts throughout the corridors of Halas Hall, around the trophies of victories past and images of football icons such as Halas and Ditka and Payton. The Bears are one of two charter NFL franchises still operating, and at team headquarters they...
  • Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination

     Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination
    The optimism pervading Halas Hall these days can be traced to Ernie Accorsi, the consultant who directed the Bears' general manager search and oversaw new GM Ryan Pace's path to coach John Fox. During the 19-day process, Accorsi guided the transition...
  • At least this is clear: Ryan Pace wants coach in the Parcells-Payton mold

    At least this is clear: Ryan Pace wants coach in the Parcells-Payton mold
    Ryan Pace hit the ground asking questions as general manager, trying to get a sense for how Todd Bowles would fit as the next coach of the Bears. Thirty minutes into his position as head man of all football operations at Halas Hall, Pace walked into the...
  • Bears hire John Fox as new head coach

    Bears hire John Fox as new head coach
    The Chicago Bears have their new head coach: John Fox. On Friday, in Week 3 of their coaching search, the Bears and new general manager Ryan Pace closed the deal with Fox, bringing the soon-to-be 60-year-old on board to become the 15th head coach in...
  • Virginia McCaskey supportive of Bears' push for change

    Virginia McCaskey supportive of Bears' push for change
    On Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis, George McCaskey helped lead his mother into an executive suite at TCF Bank Stadium. Virginia McCaskey, 91 years old, the daughter of George Halas and the proud matriarch of a storied football franchise, gracefully...
  • Bears players react to firings: 'We didn't get the job done'

    Bears players react to firings: 'We didn't get the job done'
    The Chicago Bears are cleaning house. After finishing a 5-11 season Sunday with a 13-9 loss to the Vikings, the Bears announced major changes Monday morning, firing both head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery. Chairman George McCaskey...
  • Bears get 1st crack at interviewing Chiefs' Chris Ballard for GM job

    Bears get 1st crack at interviewing Chiefs' Chris Ballard for GM job
    As the Bears' search for a new general manager enters its second week, Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard appears to be emerging as a front-runner. And if the Bears have Ballard tabbed as their top candidate for a job that came open...
  • Aaron Kromer only Bears assistant fired along with Marc Trestman

     Aaron Kromer only Bears assistant fired along with Marc Trestman
    The Bears' purge Monday did not include most of Marc Trestman's coaching staff. Only offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer was fired along with Trestman and general manager Phil Emery. Each assistant under contract for 2015 — including defensive...