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  • Once-patient Bears organization now expects excellence in a hurry

    Once-patient Bears organization now expects excellence in a hurry
    It was with a nod to the franchise's past and year of inception that George McCaskey changed the address of Halas Hall to 1920 Football Drive in 2011 shortly after taking the reins of the Bears as chairman of the board. He's still trying to point the...
  • Bears' aggressive approach with coaching candidates makes sense

    With the Chicago Bears in Day 3 of their quest to find a general manager and head coach, it has become apparent they are motivated to make progress on both fronts simultaneously. The Bears have arranged an interview with Broncos offensive coordinator...
  • Bears coaching job no better than Raiders, say NFL execs, coaches

    Bears coaching job no better than Raiders, say NFL execs, coaches
    In announcing the massive housecleaning Monday at Halas Hall, President Ted Phillips called the Bears' head coaching job prestigious. He stands nearly alone in that opinion in light of a Tribune poll of NFL front-office employees and coaches who...
  • Bad Bears situation makes Jay Cutler look good

    Bad Bears situation makes Jay Cutler look good
    The rich irony for the Bears on Friday at Halas Hall was that Jay Cutler never has looked better, and it had nothing to do with his play on the field. It was a magnificent trick. The team found a way to make the embattled quarterback with the $126.7...
  • Bears bring aboard old hand Ernie Accorsi to assist in coach/GM searches

    Square one for George McCaskey and Ted Phillips was inside the Halas Hall news conference room on Monday. At the end of a dysfunctional 5-11 season, there they were, discussing another search for a general manager and coach. It has been only three years...
  • Quick fix for Bears? Forget about it as new GM must add tons of talent

    Quick fix for Bears? Forget about it as new GM must add tons of talent
    Whenever the dust settles in Lake Forest and a new Bears general manager is announced, the formal introduction will carry predictable pomp, a new franchise leader enthusiastically endorsed for his vision and ambition. Prepare yourself. That feel-good...
  • John Fox's strong-minded style developed over long coaching odyssey

    John Fox's strong-minded style developed over long coaching odyssey
    Memo to the McCaskeys: In the event the family or Bears President Ted Phillips thinks about meddling with presumptive new head coach John Fox, think again. Two weeks before the 1996 season-opener, Fox quit his job as Raiders defensive coordinator...
  • Two-minute drill on Ryan Pace's first news conference

    Two-minute drill on Ryan Pace's first news conference
    Team president Ted Phillips started the show to introduce Ryan Pace as the Bears new general manager. So, there you go: The Bears lost the press conference on the opening kickoff. Phillips later said Ryan Pace will report directly to him. Oh well,...
  • 37-year-old Ryan Pace seems like good choice for Bears in the long run

    37-year-old Ryan Pace seems like good choice for Bears in the long run
    While interviewing Wednesday to become the Bears general manager, Ryan Pace answered a question about his favorite hobby. "When Ryan said triathlons and started describing the Ironman in Austria he just completed (in June), he said the Bears guys just...
  • Buyer's remorse fits for entire Bears organization, not just Jay Cutler

     Buyer's remorse fits for entire Bears organization, not just Jay Cutler
    In 1975, eight years before Jay Cutler was born and nine before the arrival of Brandon Marshall, the Magnuson-Moss Act became law. It was designed to protect consumers from faulty warranties on products with the psychological benefit of reducing cognitive...
  • Action louder than words in expanding Marc Trestman-Phil Emery split

    Action louder than words in expanding Marc Trestman-Phil Emery split
    Four awkward seconds of silence Thursday at Halas Hall summed up everything you need to know about the sorry state of the Bears. Asked if it would be accurate to say Bears general manager Phil Emery supported his decision to bench quarterback Jay Cutler...