Chicago Bears Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

By Tom Pollin Chicago Bears 2015: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly The Bears finished the 2015 preseason with a 3-1 record but as always in training camp, past performance is not always a good indicator of future results. Due to draft failures of the past two general manager administrations, Jerry Angelo’s and Phil Emery’s, the Bears have been relying on the free agent market to fill...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Bears’ GM attacks Jay Cutler

Alex Hoegler Perhaps no NFL player has ever been criticized or attacked by his peers or former pals the way current Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is. The poor $126.5 million dollar man can’t ever gain any respect these days. Even having to leave the 2010 NFC Championship game with an MCL injury led to people calling him a quitter. Now, former Bears’ general manager...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bears general manager criticizes Jay Cutler

Jerry Angelo is the man responsible for bringing Jay Cutler to Chicago. In 2009, when he was the Bears' general manager, Angelo traded Kyle Orton -- plus two second-round picks and one third-rounder -- to the Denver Broncos for a 26-year-old version of the quarterback so often blamed for the team's struggles since. Recently, Angelo provided an updated assessment on Cutler's play...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Worse Chicago Bears GM, Phil Emery or Jerry Angelo?

Chicago Bears fans love to debate who was best when it involves the history their team.  Payton or Sayers?  Butkus or Singletary?  Atkins or Hampton?  It’s a vocation that never gets old.  At the same time, it can be equally as fun, it a sort of twisted way for those same fans to have feverish debates about who was worse.  Abe Gibron or Dave Wannstedt?  Bob Avellini or Rex...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

B/R Flunks Bears For Their Previous 5 NFL Drafts

The devil is truly in the details when it comes to figuring out how a good team goes bad.  Anybody worth their salt can often surmise it has something to do with poor handling of the NFL draft over the course of a few years. To that end, Bleacher Report decided to review the previous five drafts for the Chicago Bears, assessing what went right or wrong and then assigning an overall...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

How The 2015 Bears Off-Season Could Be Historic

Things are moving so fast that Bears fans really haven’t had a chance to stop and reflect for a second about just how historic and monumental the 2015 off-season is shaping up to be for them. Yeah that might make it sound a bit overblown, but when one reviews the facts and sequence of events that have taken place and could take place then the big picture really starts to come to...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears Haven’t Traded In The 1st Round For Years

It seems like a subject that comes up every year about so many different trade possibilities the Chicago Bears have going into the NFL draft.  One might be mistaken into thinking that the team has done it a number of times over the years. In reality the opposite is true.  Heading into this off-season, the Bears have not traded up or down within the 1st round of a draft in 12 years...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WARNING: 15 Biggest Chicago Bears Draft Blunders

Ryan Pace is going to lead the Chicago Bears out of the doldrums that has been their NFL draft purgatory under the watches of Phil Emery and Jerry Angelo.  However, before looking to what should be a bright future it’s important to reflect on the past so our beloved team isn’t doomed to repeat it. Keeping in that spirit, here is a look at some of the most glaring, ugly and stupidest...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers: Peppers are “Flaming” for 2015

Growing up in Bailey, North Carolina, the word “football” didn’t even cross Peppers’ mind until he was a freshman at Southern Nash High School. According to a 2001 Sports Illustrated article, it was Southern Nash football coach Ray Davis, whom convinced Peppers to play football. Thanks to his gamble, he was a versatile, stat-heavy player that played both sides of the ball...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Money Isn’t Only Reason Bears Aren’t Signing Free Agents

The inactivity on the free agent market has begun to make some Bears fans unnerved about what GM Ryan Pace could be thinking.  Granted, after years of watching Jerry Angelo and Phil Emery pull off marquee deals left and right, they’ve grown used to seeing some action beyond the additions of a decorated 32-year old safety and a veteran slot receiver. Already several names attached...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Recent Trade Steals for the Carolina Panthers

More than a month from the trading period opening in the NFL, the Panthers might be looking at possible acquisitions outside of the draft, and should try to look and replicate what they have in past seasons.This past season, two players that had major impacts on both sides of the ball came to Carolina through a couple steals in the trading market.Greg OlsenAfter having a drop off...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Every Bears 1st Round Pick Since 2000 and Who They Could’ve Taken

Why did the Chicago Bears not win that Super Bowl in 2006?  Why did Jerry Angelo and Phil Emery crash and burn as GMs, sending the team into a spiral of mediocrity?  Fans have wondered about this for the past few years.  In truth, it all comes back to the NFL draft.  Looking just at the 1st round selections dating back to the year 2000 it isn’t hard to see why the Bears haven’t...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Pace is More of Same For Chicago Bears

After the disaster of the 2014 season, it was not surprising to see the Chicago Bears organization decide changes needed to be made. A team many both inside and outside of the organization foolishly thought was playoff caliber instead went 5-11 and finished last in the NFC North. As a result, both Head Coach Marc Trestman and General Manager Phil Emery were given their walking papers...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rewind To 2001: Interesting Facts Surrounding Jerry Angelo Hire As Chicago Bears GM

In honor of throwback Thursday, we did a little investigation about the hiring of Jerry Angelo and found some very interesting things. Most people in Chicago partially blame Angelo for the current state of the team due to years of ‘bad drafting’ and the inability to find a franchise quarterback, but how did people think when he was first hired? Let’s take a look at some incredibly...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Move Up Todd Bowles’ Interview, Meeting Today

The Chicago Bears haven’t technically hired a general manager or head coach yet, but from the beginning two candidates have stood out. Chris Ballard was pegged for the general manager position while Phil Emery only had one official foot out the door, and it appears that’s gonna happen … at least that’s what the media will tell you. Ballard worked for 10 years under Jerry...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Angelo Has Very Strong Feelings About Chris Ballard

The Chicago Bears GM discussions seem to keep mentioning the name of Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard. After being strongly link to the Bears, and declining to interview with the Jets and Eagles, it’s seems Ballard is the clear favorite for the Chicago GM position. The criticism on Ballard has been somewhat divided. Most think he’s perfect for the...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Targeting Chris Ballard, Mark Ross, Lake Dawson & Vince Newsome For GM Job

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chicago Bears are targeting Chris Ballard (Chiefs), Mark Ross (Giants), Lake Dawson (Titans), and Vince Newsome (Ravens) for their general manager position. According to Rapoport, the Bears want to hire a general manager first, if at all possible. This would allow the new GM to be heavily involved in hiring of the team’s next head coach...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Hire Former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi To Serve As Consultant

  Chairman of the Chicago Bears George McCaskey announced during a Monday press conference that the team has hired former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi to serve as a consultant during the hiring process of a new head coach and general manager. The Bears fired HC Marc Trestman, GM Phil Emery and OC Aaron Kromer so far, and many still expect DC Mel Tucker and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A Fairytale Scenario if the Chicago Bears Cleaned House

Knowing the Chicago Bears as so many fans do, it’s hard to envision them taking the necessary steps to rebuilding the organization from the top down as experts claim they must do.  However, thinking about the logistics and possibilities, here is a look at a plausible (if unlikely) scenario in which the Bears did such a thing and the ideal men they could put in charge of turning...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Eagles, Jets, & Ravens

Buccaneers Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times mentions that the Buccaneers could make “significant” roster cuts this offseason. Auman adds that signing OLB Lavonte David to a long-term contract extension will be a priority for Tampa Bay. Eagles Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that “drastic changes” are likely coming to the Eagles’ secondary...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mulligan Says Chicago Bears Suck Due To No “Winning” Experience At Top

The search for answers as to what went wrong in 2014 for the Chicago Bears will continue for some time, but one notable media analyst that has followed the team for years believes the trend started two years ago.  That was when the team elected to go with Phil Emery as GM.  Mike Mulligan, popular radio personality on the “Mully & Hanley” show for WSCR-AM 670 The Score,...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Key Factors That Will Reveal The Next Chicago Bears Head Coach

Marc Trestman is about to coach his last game as head coach of the Chicago Bears.  That is the indication according to several sources.  Thus it opens up the inevitable question.  Who will be his replacement?  In order to make any sort of determination in finding an answer, it’s important to note other factors that will have a strong play in the decision. Here are five of the...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The 13 Worst Chicago Bears Contracts Ever: Cutler Tops the List

To preface this compilation of the worst Chicago Bears contracts of all-time, not all of these deals can fall heavily upon the general manager in charge at that given time. Most of the contracts made sense prior to signing; however, some didn’t and deserve to feel the wrath. GM Jerry Angelo has the honor of being responsible for the most players on this list with six of the 13...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler Gets Paid To Be Elite, Yet Wins When He Throws Less … ?

  BEST - When Jerry Angelo traded two 1st round picks to acquire Jay Cutler for the Chicago Bears in 2009 it was with the hope that he could become that quarterback the team has really never had who can throw them to a victory when they needed it.  The arm strength, the accuracy and mobility to keep plays alive were impossible to ignore.  At times Cutler has looked like that player...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Still Have One Angelo Blunder Left To Fix

Part of turning the Chicago Bears around meant fixing everything Jerry Angelo broke when he was GM.  That included dumping his bad picks and bad contracts.  It looked like the team was cancer-free coming into 2014.  Unfortunately there is one tumor the team neglected to remove.  Take one guess at who that is? That’s right.  His name is Jay Cutler. Trade With Denver Broncos...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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