Found January 04, 2012 on Inside the Bears:
As he praised Jerry Angelo for his character and contributions, Bears president Ted Phillips always circled back to the team’s reality. The longtime Bears general manager had revamped the scouting department, hired coach Lovie Smith and helped the team win four division titles, reach two NFC title games and appear in one Super Bowl. “He’s put his life’s blood into the Bears,’’ Phillips said Tuesday. ‘‘He’s a tireless worker, and I’m going to miss him. But at the same time, we need more. “The decision was made that we need to keep pace with our division rivals.” The Bears’ season …

Bears cite talent gap in firing Angelo

New GM will have mandate to catch up with Packers, LionsIt was only two years ago the "Three Bears" held a news conference after missing the playoffs for a third consecutive season. President Ted Phillips, general manager Jerry Angelo and coach Lovie Smith presented themselves as a united family after a shake-up on the offensive coaching staff.

Jerry Angelo fired as Bears' GM

LAKE FOREST, ILL. (AP) - Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has been fired following a team collapse marked by injuries to Jay Cutler and Matt Forte and a drug scandal involving receiver Sam Hurd.Tuesday's announcement ends Angelo's 11-year reign in which the Bears reached one Super Bowl and advanced ...

Bears’ Ted Phillips: We need to close the talent gap in the NFC North

The Chicago Bears say the decision to fire G.M. Jerry Angelo was simple: They know they’re not the most talented team in the NFC North, and they need to change that. Bears President & CEO Ted Phillips said at his press conference today that he expects to bring in a General Manager who can build…

Jerry Angelo Fired As General Manager of the Chicago Bears

First reported by Mike Mulligan on 670 The Score in Chicago, in a move that no one saw coming, Jerry Angelo was fired today as general manager of the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, three days following the season ending victory against the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears finished with an 8-8 after compiling a 7-3 record before Jay Cutler’s broken thumb led to a five game losing streak...

Bears Amp Up GM Search

With three other NFL teams currently in the market for a General Manager (Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Oakland), the Chicago Bears have begun making contacts of prospective candidates for their vacant post. President/CEO Ted Phillips, who is leading the search following the dismissal earlier in the week of Jerry Angelo after 11 years, sought permission from the Baltimore Ravens to [...]

Mike Martz resigns from Bears

According to numerous reports, Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz has resigned from his post as the team's offensive coordinator on Tuesday, citing "philosophical differences."

Martz resigns as Bears' offensive coordinator

General managr Jerry Angelo isn’t the only prominent Chicago Bears figure who won’t return in 2012: Also out is offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who resigned Tuesday morning after a meeting with coach Lovie Smith.
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