Found January 03, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo is out of a job.
Multiple media outlets reported that Angelo will not return to the team after 11 years on the job.
It is unclear whether Angelo decided to retire or was fired by the club. His departure also calls into question the future of head coach Lovie Smith.
The Bears (8-8) staggered to the finish line after quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand.
Chicago lost four consecutive games with backup Caleb Hanie at quarterback, forcing the team to play Josh McCown for the final two games.
McCown had not started an NFL game since 2007 and was coaching high school football when he was signed in November.
The Bears went to the NFC Championship Game last season, losing to eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay, and advanced to the Super Bowl after the 2006 season.
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
The Bears are headed in the right direction with dismissal of general manager Jerry Angelo and the departure of offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
The angry mob that has stormed the bastille with flaming sticks and pitchforks have finally been heard. General manager Jerry Angelo has been held accountable for allowing the talent on the Bears fall considerably behind those of their...
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 ...
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…
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...
SUCH SWEET SORROW
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."
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.