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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...
  • Bears bring aboard old hand Ernie Accorsi to assist in coach/GM searches

    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...
  • About time the Bears were fed up

    About time the Bears were fed up
    In Virginia McCaskey’s lifetime, the phrase “Bear Down” has depreciated immensely. There’s no doubt the Bears brand is iconic. However, what most observers saw from the team this season was reminiscent of a dumpster fire. A lot...
  • Bears problems start at the top -- still

    Bears problems start at the top -- still
    Once you get through all the words spoken at the Bears' "Black Monday" news conference, you get the feeling the Bears are doing more of the same. More of the same firings and hirings. More of the same business structure. More of the same half-stepping....
  • Virginia McCaskey drives son to make sweeping changes for Bears

    Virginia McCaskey drives son to make sweeping changes for Bears
    On an unprecedented day of upheaval at Halas Hall, Chicago learned this about their beloved Bears: Don't make Virginia McCaskey mad. The terrible 5-11 team coached by Marc Trestman and assembled by Phil Emery pushed Mrs. McCaskey to the brink and...