Phillips An Absolute Lost Cause

Ted Phillips has confirmed that the Chicago Bears will be bringing in two new coordinators.  Essentially saying:

We couldn't coach on offense.

We couldn't coach on defense.

Our players disappointed.

But our head coach and general manager deserve to keep their jobs.

I don't mind an organization making the decision to retain a head coach and general manager but under these false pretenses it is nothing short of ridiculous.  Ted Phillips embarrassed himself and the Chicago Bears with his lack of football knowledge, media savvy and human passion.  We can play "Name your McCaskey" until the sun goes down but clearly they are taking their cues from a buffoon named Ted.  


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  • Jeff I'm really rooting for them to go 0-16 next year.This organization flat out SUCKS and takes us for fools.

  • Why doesnt one of the reporters ask the following question:

    If this was the last year on Lovie's contract, would he be re-signed or not?

    If the answer is no, which it obviously is, how can Ted say this isnt about money. I mean, come on, we are not idiots.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Doesn't matter what the truth is. Ted would never answer that question. Nobody would.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    "We run the same scheme as we did when we made it to the SB." "I believe in it and as long as I am the head coach, we will continue to run it"

    Two questions later...his answer is "Nothing stays the same..." Execpt your bullshit scheme!

    Sombody please tell this asshole that there are two C's in the word SUCCESS!!! How can you achieve it if you can't even say it?

    So fucking pissed right now. This guy will be canned half-way through the season when we are 2-6. What a waste of time.

    Is he seriosly talking about how he wished he had someone else in the DC role???? What a fucking joke...

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Why doesn't any one remember that our "scheme" didn't really work in the SB season. What worked? Stripping the ball, returning the fumble for touchdowns, and Devin Hester's unbelievable year returning KOs and Punts. What did "scheme" have to do with it? Not a damn thing.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    The CBA is the elephant in the room. Everyone knows, but nobody can say it.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:


    Check out this gem:
    Question: Are current player benefits affected in the uncapped year?

    Answer: We expect player benefits to decline in the uncapped year. The union agreed that in the uncapped year, clubs would be relieved of their obligation to fund numerous benefit programs. Examples include second career savings (401K), player annuity, severance pay, and tuition assistance. The total league-wide contributions to such plans in 2009, the last capped year, are expected to be in excess of $225 million, or more than $7 million per club.

    That's 2010 btw. Virginia must be so happy, she can cut all the contributions to Bears player 401ks, and stop paying for Nate Vasher to go to Northwestern, and she saves $7M right there.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    anyone have a link to the press conference?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    From what little I've read/heard so far, I'm VERY disappointed in the media. So many obvious questions went unasked -

    like Jeff said, if everyone did a bad job, why isn't everyone gone?
    Will Lovie pick the OC and DC? Should we "trust him" again??
    Is Taub staying or will he seek other opportunites?
    How can they keep certain assistants (Drake, Spencer)? Why would an OC take leftover assistants?
    "Need to draft better" Angelo said. OK - how?? By trading away your picks. I guess not picking is better than some of the busts Angelo brought in.
    What is the measure of success for next year? Why not come out and say "Nine wins minimum" or "playoffs or failure"?

    Where was the press? I didn't hear the conference; hope it's archived on the Bears site or Tribune site.

    Well, this Friday my family and I make our decision on our season tickets. I am going to vote that we sell our PSLs. My two boys may vote against me, but if they want to keep them in the family then they are going to pay for the tickets.

    I'm done. I don't even want to spend bus fare seeing them - much less $7.50 a beer. I've seen this movie too many times in my 50+ years watching them.

    Thanks for the fun season in 1985, Iron Mike!

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    Not an organization that ever had to learn how to win. They got handed everything meaningful to them. Ted Phillips did his job getting a new stadium in place - that's the only reason he's president. An empty suit getting rewarded for past success. Sounds like a head coach we employ, for that matter.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Are the journalists paid by the Franchise, are all dummies or love that shitty clown guy??

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Philips said that Lovie would be evaluated at the end of 2010 like everybody else, but that the Bears were expected to win in 2010, basically.

    Sorry if someone has posted these already, trancsripts :



    (The accountant)

  • Well I wish I could say I was surprised by the Bears upper management but I'm not. It's been this way for a very long time and unless Old Lady McCasksy goes to Jebus or they sell the team to someone who actually cares about football and winning, or BOTH. It will stay this way. Sucks...but that's the reality of it.

  • Flat out lying to the fans.

    It is always about the money. Especially when they say it's not about the money.

  • And Lovie Smith gets to pick the coordinators?Which of his buddies is currently unemployed?

  • In reply to johnkos:

    Unfortunately Martz

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Everybody get ready for the DOUBLE BUBBLE screen!

  • In reply to crowntheirass:


    I don't live in Chicago anymore (unfortunately), so I don't have to worry about whether or not to renew my season tickets.

    We have no control over the decisions of the McCaskey family. Personally, I am not that upset Lovie was retained, but clearly the issue was money and no one can convince me otherwise. I am glad Turner is gone and I hope they bring in some new talent and fresh ideas. Clearly fresh ideas are needed.

    I wonder how many of you will feel so pissed by the time August rolls around. I will remain a Bears fan, win or lose. I know that's unpopular these days and I take a wad of crap for my blind loyalty, but really, who else would you support more than the Bears?

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Sjvl man, it's not a bad thing to support your team through thick and thin, don't fret on that one. That's what being a fan means anyway. I can't get over the number of cats that root for their team to lose once things don't go according to plan. That's sick. I never supported a 'front office' in my life. Or coaches. I support the Bears, the guys in the uniforms and helmets, I just don't understand how fans can want those guys to feel the feeling of losing. Look at it this way. Turner's gone baby, Turner's gone. The Bears just got better, right there. We might even get a clue and hire an OL coach that gets the simple genius of zone blocking and gives up this assignment crap.

  • In reply to johnkos:

    "we played some good defense?" WTF??? I give up...0-16! Bye...

  • Im excited to remain in the position......LOL Lovie Dovie is hilarious

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