Jerry Angelo Out as Bears GM

Thumbs up! Jerry Angelo is OUT as Bears GM.

Ding dong, the witch is dead!  Reports out of Halas Hall are that the Bears have fired GM Jerry Angelo.  Nothing official yet until we hear from Ted Phillips or George McCaskey, but it looks like Angelo and the lack of depth on this roster will be held accountable for the late season collapse and missing the playoffs for 4 out of the last 5 seasons.

Angelo’s tenure spanned 11 seasons and had more draft misses than hits.  He inherited Brian Urlacher and built a defense around him including Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman.  His most notable offensive draft pick is probably Devin Hester, more as a Special Teams threat than an offensive player.  Matt Forte is the only offensive Pro Bowler that Angelo drafted.

The biggest acquisition under Angelo was Jay Cutler, whom the Bears mortgaged their future for and have failed to put in a position to succeed with a lack of weapons and adequate protection.

The biggest question now is whether Tim Ruskell, whom Angelo hand picked to be his right hand man, will succeed Angelo as the GM or if the Bears will go on the outside.  The next question after that is if Lovie Smith survives a GM change like Dick Jauron did when Angelo was brought in.

Color me crazy, but I’m dreaming of a situation where Bill Cowher gets a phone call today to take control of football operations.  It’s been widely reported that Cowher wants more control than just being head coach, so maybe this is the right opportunity to pull him back into coaching.

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  • BlackGod80

    @kkillz lol u foul! U got your wish BUT what now?

  • kkillz

    @BlackGod80 I wouldn’t mind Partin ways w/ lovie too. But this is huge for us. Major upgrades on O in predicting

  • kkillz

    @kkillz @BlackGod80 *i’m

  • BlackGod80

    @kkillz lol u foul! U got your wish BUT what now?

  • kkillz

    @BlackGod80 I wouldn’t mind Partin ways w/ lovie too. But this is huge for us. Major upgrades on O in predicting

  • kkillz

    @kkillz @BlackGod80 *i’m

  • Mr.Pickles

    I honestly don’t known whether to be ecstatic or terrified. The McCaskey’s (I believe) have always been hands-off so if Cowher unretires it might not be out of the question, not sure if they’d loosen the purse strings enough to make it a desirable prospect for Cowher though. Of course I would never put it past da Bears to allow a guy who got fired for his poor personnel decisions to hand pick his successor. If that happens at least I’ll get a good laugh out of the irony before being doomed to at least a few years of mediocrity.

  • Mr.Pickles

    I honestly don’t known whether to be ecstatic or terrified. The McCaskey’s (I believe) have always been hands-off so if Cowher unretires it might not be out of the question, not sure if they’d loosen the purse strings enough to make it a desirable prospect for Cowher though. Of course I would never put it past da Bears to allow a guy who got fired for his poor personnel decisions to hand pick his successor. If that happens at least I’ll get a good laugh out of the irony before being doomed to at least a few years of mediocrity.

  • flowermike

    Pickles… nothing could be worse than Jerry conducting another draft.

    Seriously, you and I could do a better job.

    Maybe if the Mc Caskey’s knew we would work for practically free….. oh wait, that’s how we got into this mess…. my bad.

  • flowermike

    No Boom, this is the chicken shit way to lose Lovie… it’s the new guys decision. Lovie licks the Mc C’s balls and thanks Jerry for his tenure… boo hoo tears, sniff sniff.

    Someone inexpensive will be hired/promoted… Babich as GM. Or how about our wide receivers coach.. yeah, dude did a great job. Maybe just let Hanie call his own plays. Austerity is the new “Belicheck”.

    And Chicago will fill Soldier field no matter what the price and support the Mc c’s.

    2nd City and ok with that.

    BEAR DOWN!

  • flowermike

    Pickles… nothing could be worse than Jerry conducting another draft.

    Seriously, you and I could do a better job.

    Maybe if the Mc Caskey’s knew we would work for practically free….. oh wait, that’s how we got into this mess…. my bad.

  • flowermike

    No Boom, this is the chicken shit way to lose Lovie… it’s the new guys decision. Lovie licks the Mc C’s balls and thanks Jerry for his tenure… boo hoo tears, sniff sniff.

    Someone inexpensive will be hired/promoted… Babich as GM. Or how about our wide receivers coach.. yeah, dude did a great job. Maybe just let Hanie call his own plays. Austerity is the new “Belicheck”.

    And Chicago will fill Soldier field no matter what the price and support the Mc c’s.

    2nd City and ok with that.

    BEAR DOWN!