Found January 03, 2012 on Football Nation:
Picimg_chicago_bears_rookie_885d
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 to drop them from playoff contention.   A press release from the Bears announced that President and CEO Ted Phillips informed Angelo that he would not be returning as the teams’ general manager for the 2012 season. Reports say that the staff at Halas Hall, the Bears’ headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, was shocked at the news. Jerry Angelo has been the Bears’ General Manager since 2001. Prior to joining the Bears he spent 14 years as Director of Player Personnel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team’s record with Angelo as General Manager was 95-81. His teams won 4 division titles, made 2 NFC Championship...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Bears fire Angelo, Martz; keep coach Smith

The Chicago Bears won four division titles and reached the Super Bowl while Jerry Angelo was general manager. They also crumbled in a big way this 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.

Bears take step in right direction with departure of Angelo, Martz

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...

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…
SUCH SWEET SORROW

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.
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.