Ted Phillips Speaketh! Bear Dawn (1/8)


Ted Phillips talked with Mully and Hanley on 670 The Score this morning. If you missed the entire interview and wanted to listen to it, here’s the link.  If you want to see what Phillips said about the vacant coordinator positions, here’s a link from the Chicago Tribune.

It’s incredibly clear that the Bears’ management team is on a public relations crusade. Whether it’s letters to the fans, taking out ads, spending WAY too much time at a meaningless presser, they’re trying their hardest to keep their fanbase from revolting. Knowing that management is trying so hard (maybe too hard) to soothe Bears fans, I think that Jeremy Bates is the clear front-runner for the OC job. Why?

How many former Rams or former connections won people jobs with the Bears underneath Lovie? And how many of them have been bad? Mike Martz is up for the OC position, even though he really hasn’t done that well. Most would not be real pleased (myself included) with Martz’s hiring.


Mark Anderson is hoping that he’ll get a contract from the Bears. 


Mike Burzawa isn’t letting FireLovieSmith fall from the wayside. 

Matt Lo Cascio has an awesome video about Packers fans.

Jeff Hughes: Ted Phillips is the X factor, and he’s a bad one at that.

Chicago Sun-Times

The Colts’ DB coach has DC potential for the Bears. 

Perry Fewell is interviewing with the Bears on Monday.

Neil Hayes: In Lovie, we don’t trust him getting coordinators.

Mark Potash: Here’s the candidates for the OC and DC positions.

Sean Jensen: Mike Martz looks to be the safe choice for the OC gig. I sure as hell hope not.

Chicago Tribune

Steve Rosenbloom is still taking potshots at the Bears. 

Dan Mah Nah talks about the playoffs. Playoffs?

David Haugh = not a big fan of Jeremy Bates.

The Bears have wasted little time contacting people for their vacancies. 

Apparently, the Bears only fired four coaches….

Tribune business columnist Greg Burns discusses the Chicago Bears and how their firings were completely misplaced.

Jim McMahon chimes in on who the Bears should hire.

CSN Chicago

John Mullin: The Bears’ jobs appeal to some coaches. 

Daily Herald

Bob LeGere isn’t a fan of Jeremy Bates. 

Pro Football Weekly ranked the DC’s in 2009 – Perry Fewell topped Lovie Smith.

ESPN Chicago

Meanwhile, Dick Vermeil LOVES Mike Martz.

Melissa Isaacson: Jeremy Bates isn’t the right guy for the Bears job.

Marc Silverman wants Jedd Fisch and Jeremy Bates.