Originally posted on Midway Illustrated  |  Last updated 12/30/11
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Alot of talk has been surfacing lately about Jerry Angelo's future. Retirement rumors popped up a few weeks ago and since it's been the topic of discussion in Chicago.

However there hasn't been an in-depth look into the future of the franchise and the window of success the Bears are operating within. As most every would guess with this defense, this front office and this coaching staff the Chicago Bears' ownership has given them a two year window to win a Super Bowl title.

Why is it a two year window? Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith's contracts are up in 2013. Plus all of the recent flurry of extensions has put a host of players also on the bubble after the 2013 season.

It seems apparent that the ownership has laid out a time table for the Bears and it's a time table Angelo is following.

Win a title in two years or else.

The defense gets older, Cutler comes up in the window of another extension, Julius Peppers gets to the end of his monstrous Briggs and Urlacher's careers start to wind down and their contracts start to go away.

Money starts to come off the payroll and with the potential for Smith and Angelo to both be gone simultaneously it leaves the Bears' ownership in a very appealing position to any potential GM.

A new GM could come in and make his own coaching hire develop his own front office and scouting division. He'd also have some financial flexibility to work with to overhaul and build the Bears' roster as he sees fit.

This to me is a sign of an ownership that is beginning to pay attention and is quietly behind the scenes letting people within this front office know that time is short.

It should be reassuring to the fans as well to know that there is a recognized timeline by the ownership that a title to the Windy City needs to be delivered by.

The defense is still playing at a championship level, and there should be the expectation that the Bears can compete again in 2012 with some minor adjustments.

Timing is everything and the obvious state of the organization indicates that fans should expect the Bears to win a Super after the 2012 or 2013 seasons.

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