Who Wants to Be a Coordinator?

I spent the last couple days down the Jersey shore, casually looking at the Tribune's website and ESPN News in hopes that the Bears would seal the deal on a pair of coordinators.  Nothing.  A couple uninspiring interviews to follow the news that Jeremy Bates would follow Pete Carroll to Seattle.  Bates - while certainly a risk - would have been an exciting addition to a coaching staff in desperate need of new edge.  

It occurred to me on the train ride this morning exactly what the Bears should do.  They should fire Lovie Smith.  Today.  Stop this absurd charade and make the change that needs making.  They should then turn around and make a substantial offer to Panthers' head coach John Fox, a lame duck in Carolina, looking for any easy to go somewhere else.  They won't do this because it requires an organizational foresight that is sorely lacking at Halas Hall.  Fox and Jeff Fisher are the types of guys that belong in Chicago and both are going to win a Super Bowl.  Soon.
The Bears are setting us up in 2010.  All of us.  A couple new coordinators will be brought in and we'll still see opponents convert on third-and-longs.  We'll still see our offense get off the bus running the ball to the tune of under three yards per.  No good coach who longs for occupational security (perish the thought) will join the staff of a head coach the whole world knows is an 8-8 season away from the unemployment line.  
And so we wait.  For what?  The introduction of a guy like Ken Zampese.  The reuniting of Perry Fewell of Lovie Smith.  And I'll greet it the way I'm going to greet everything before the start of the 2010 season.  With a resounding, disappointed sigh.
Can you tell it's my birthday?

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  • Happy Birthday!

    On that note I don't know that its useful focusing on something that isn't going to happen.

    Right now I hope we get the best available OC. Maybe its the guy from Cincy. At least he works well with QBs and WRs.

    I don't know that I would call Fewell a Lovie guy. He coached with Smith for one season and got Vasher to a Pro Bowl. Plus, he's a screamer. We need screamers.

  • The "Fire Lovie" train has left the station and will not return until around 2-6 next season. I'm with jdawg, the most we can hope for is that the buffoons up at Halas hall don't shit the bed when it comes to choosing these coordinators, hope that we can improve both O & D lines and hope that they address the safety situation in free agency.

    Happy Birthday Jeff.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Jeff, for once in your life you're dead on. Just kidding. Really though, its becoming obvious that your suggestion is the only rational one that can possibly produce fruit. This team has deep pockets its really just a matter of are the willing to reach into them. Lockout or no lockout they have to man up if they want a good product on the field next year. I wonder if they saw this coming or as usual they are still scratching their heads just like Lovie does after throwing a red flag?

  • Happy Birthday Jeff

    It 11:38PM on Lovie career before it strikes midnight,No top candidate wants to come in on a one an done.An what might that leave our team to chose from pretty much 1st time guys at being a OC.
    If you one of those guys would you stake your career on Lovie to turn the D around to give your new unit time to gel with your new playbook & scheme.
    that loud thud you keep hearing is Lovie bashing his head into a wall

  • Happy Birthday. Your present is that you have the blog where all the real Bears fans come, much better than the other Bears blogs. An accomplishment you should be proud of, as you get some MSM love in 2010. I think Haugh and Biggs should show up here, maybe Mike Mulligan can show up. Everyone except Rosenbaum should come here and join the fun...

    Because, I'll tell you, if Fewell bails on us, and we can't even land Zampese - then the shit will start rolling... downhill. These reporters will start articles about Lovie 'Dead Man Walking' - and how nobody whose star is ascending wants to come and kill their career here.

    Moose Muhammed said that Chicago was where 'old receivers go to die' after he went back to the Panthers.

    Same might be true for coaches as well...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I actually think Haugh, Biggs, Mulligan, and the guys on the score check this site out. There seems to be weird correlations in timing between when we are shooting the shit about a topic and when I read a piece or listen to an AM show. It's like cliff notes for them. We do the work for them.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    And Happy birthday Blogfader. Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But, until that day, accept this salutation as a gift on your birthday.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Happy b-day. Thanks for all your work and making an awesome blog.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Happy Birthday!
    Yeah, this was foreseeable. No one wants to come in when the coach is going to be canned anyways. Everyone knows that they are keeping Lovie because of money. They shouldn't give Lovie any authority, strip him clean, choose his coordinators for him, and force him to resign.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    That's weird, Crown. Sometimes, just sometimes I get that same feeling, but then I think, "Hey, they're looking in the same barrel of shit we are. Sometimes the obvious things we see also get picked up by columnists. Rosie and Haugh pick up on the same things, as for Morrissey, I just hated that tool. Imagine a beat writer writing a column on a team he hates. Wanker.

  • Happy Birthday!

    Of course the right thing to do is admit the idea of keeping a lame duck coach and watch candidates beat a path Halas Hall was arrogently stupid. Anyone here knew that; the media knew it. It was all about saving money and figuring they coudl squeek by one more year and then hire a new coach (someone cheap who is a 'rising star' like Wanny, and Jauron and Lovie) and suck the fans in for another few years. Then when that faiks, reboot again.

    Sort of like the Matrix, isnt' it?

  • Oh yes. Blogfather. I like it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Planet of the Apes. The Lawgiver. The Blog-giver ...wait Godfather/Blogfather ... yes, I like it. Congratulations Bam. The Blogfather.....

  • Blog-Father...nice!!!! BaM

    Dear BlogFather,

    With all due respect can you go and explain to the Bears Management you have an "Offer they cannot refuse"

    like step down or a couple of my relatives will come by to fit you with cement boots or maybe lets take a trip to the desert and find some open land they you can lay in.

  • Happy Birthday, Jeff!

  • Happy Birthday Jeff!

    My expectations are so low right now for the 2010 Bear Season I can't see straight. The OC/DC positions are being treated like the plague. I don't blame anyone for not wanting the jobs the way Halas Hall is run at this point in time.

  • Happy B-day Jeff. The McCaskeys don't care. They know next year will be sold out regardless. Then a lockout in 2011, no doubt about that. My guess is the league will be defunct until 1/2-way through 2012 when some appelate court judge (ala Sotomayor) will force some kind of agreement. The owners could offer multi-year deals contingent on the lockout, but there's no reason for a quality coach to take that kind of offer when one w/a guarantee is probably on the table. Sad.

  • In reply to BearsTransplant:

    Ted Phillips spokesman quote " my heart is for my family and my balls are for business, piss off".

  • In reply to BearsTransplant:

    Happy b-day Jeff!
    I agree; fire Lovie and just get it over with. No one bought that stupid charade of a press conference, especially anyone that the Bears were putting feelers out to.
    They are backing themselves into a really awkward corner and the only possibilities that get us out are:
    1) Lovie is experimented on by a mad scientist a la "The Lawnmower Man" and he becomes a defensive mastermind.
    2) Some wunderkind OC comes here, completely defying all regard for their career, and takes over HC duties when the Bears average 35 PPG in 2010, but give up 36 PPG.
    3) Lovie falls in love with his own image in the Jumbotron, marries himself, and moves to a cabin with satellite TV - Phillips fires him in absentia and we bring in Cowher.

  • In reply to BearsTransplant:

    Romeo Crennel, Pioli, and Weis to the Browns.
    Carrol, Bates, and Alex Gibbs to the Seahawks w/Rivera interviewing.
    Shanny and Jim Haslett to the Skins.
    Holmgren to Browns.

    No one wants to come here. Although I like what Fewell has done with the Bills D, he won't be able to implement his own philosophy and will be Lovie's puppet. We didn't get Jay's guy which could lead to early frustration if things don't improve on O.

    I agree with you Jeff that the move should have been to wipe the slate clean and start over. But, it's too late at this point. The better coaches have been swallowed up. Cowher and Schottenheimer are waiting. Dungy and Gruden are content being off the field.

    The onus will have to be on the players to improve their performance despite the scheme and coaches. Briggs should consider himself the DC and Cutler should consider himself the OC (which he was doing the last couple games anyway.) If they don't like the calls or sets, they should trust their instincts and change them in the huddle. What is Lovie going to do, bench them?

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Love it Crown. Don't think it will happen on the d-side, but Cutty needs to do exactly what Jimmy Mac used to do and switch/call the play that he thinks he can make happen at the line or in the huddle.

    I can just see it now. He walks back to the sideline and the new OC yells, "That was NOT the god damn play I called

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB - you're my missing chromosome ....

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Crennel, Piolo, and Weis are with the Chiefs, not the Browns...I'm not sure which is more embarrasing.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That's what I meant. Same difference. The point is we are less desirable than these pathetic orgs.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Agreed - either way, we have bupkus and both of those crap-heaps hired BIG names this offseason.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    happy b-day blogfather

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Happy Birthday Jeff!

    Somebody on another board brought up the idea of Mike Shula, and I'm kind of sold... at least considering that we know we won't get a name coach, and won't even get a coach that anybody else wants...

    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2010/1/12/1246318/what-about-mike-shula

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    MB, thanks (or maybe no thanks) for the Larry Mayer link - he's back to being his former robotic douche self. Did you know Larry can't eat vanilla ice cream? It's WAY too spicy for him, and the Bears didn't okay him eating it first. Yay, Larry is SURE we'll find quality coordinators. Larry is very optimistic about the current running back crew (all Kevin Jones and Garrett Wolfe need to do to get back in the mix is get healthy!) Yay, we really don't suck and we're not dysfunctional AT ALL!

    Whatever. Happy birthday El Jefe! Enjoy your twenties - someday you'll catch up the rest of us broken down bags o bones! We'll be dead by then!

    I have gotten even more bitter in the days since the Lovester announced that his coming back would be the best for the team. Check it - all coordinators got fired... INCLUDING LOVIE!!! And yet he's still our head coach! No one has even attempted to try to justify any of that. It's sad, cynical and disgusting.

    Still hoping for that secret plan to bring in Bill Cowher mid-season next year. Also, I believe that having a lame duck, soon-to-be-fired-and-certain-of-it coach will weed out one group of potential coordinators - those that are solid coordinators who do not have the desire or believe it's time yet for them to be head coaches - that's Jeremy Bates - there's just no way they'll come because of the uncertainty of the 2011 season. That leaves three classes of coordinators out there that would come - first, first-timers where our offer represents a promotion; second, lower-tier coordinators to whom becoming coordinator of the Bears would be a de facto promotion; and third, seasoned coordinators who are itching to become head coaches but don't necessarily have a bunch of offers out there - to these guys Chicago could be a golden opportunity to come in as coordinator and wind up as head coach, maybe as early as early next season. It's the last group that I want to see as coordinators. Make them both secret promises that they have the inside track on becoming head coach but they have to kill it as coordinator. We'll have super agressive coordinators on both sides of the ball, both gunning for Lovie on a Stick's job. In the ensuing chaos and madness we just may end up with a football team!

    Have a drink on me, Jeff!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Anybody have Lovie's home address?

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    1254 You Should Trust Me as Your Head Football Coach Drive
    We Get Off the Bus Running, There's Still Three Quarters of the Season Left,
    We'll Go From There, 60612

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    let me introduce you to our next DC:

    Dick Jauron

  • In reply to jdawg:

    That actually would be ok. I know everyone here would rather have Dick Vitale, but it wouldn't be bad. Jauron knows who the talent is, he could stand by the decision to send urlacher out of town (he made him into what he is) and could make some hard decisions that need to be made.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    gpldan..PLEASE NO!

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Jdawg....hey now I already said that? haha

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Happy Birthday!!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Lovie Smith,
    C/O His Momma,
    The big blue house,
    Sesame Street,
    Children's television workshop,
    Heaven.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Dear Blogfather a Birthday laugh for you and to All that have come to the conclusion that Bears Management are a bunch as MB said

    Douchebbbbaaaaagggggssssss. I just couldn't resist...

    Take out Opening Line
    Salisbury Manor
    1730
    and replace it with
    Halas Hall
    2009
    and I will let you fill in the names
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ2kfyQPfto

    enjoy!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    HB again Blogfather...

    BEARS NEWSBULLETIN.....

    Dick Jauron is interview for the DC becuase Lovehammer says we need to have a "DICK" on this coaching staff?

  • In reply to BearsTransplant:

    Happy Birthday, Blogfather.(excellent, Bam)

    My b-day is in 4 more days. I couldn't agree with you more here that the Loving One's head should roll, but we all know how sad and boring reality is- we're fucking chi-town Bears fans.

    Happy Birthday, Jeff, and GO BEARS!

    P.S.

    I just ordered a book from amazon called 'The First Star' about the galloping ghost and Papa Bear's barnstorming tour. Anyone read it yet? Any good?

  • In reply to BearsTransplant:

    Jebus Mayer, grow a set of testicles for god's sake (first Q): http://www.chicagobears.com/news/ChalkTalkStory.asp?story_id=6483

    I mean, common dude. That kind of party line propaganda is soooo coldwar. Douche.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..I read the same thing and tried to invision where McCVaskey's ass ended and his nose begins.

    and it should be Douche'bbbbaaaaagggg.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    indeed lobo.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Can you guys imagine the fucking circus that would ensue if we end up with Martz and Jauron? Holy shiete muslim!

    What a frightening prospect. My jebus this team

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..It's going to happen..lol....I even think we bring Wanny back to be DB coaching. I mean if we are going down in flames and as you say "bag'o dicks" bring it on!!! We can call it "15 on One" and Ginny can be the center .....No#1....All on the Fifty Yard Line in Grand Old Soldier Field

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Love the blogfather term! happy birthday Jeff, my suggestion is to watch the entire 1985 season on dvd. It makes all things seem possible once again.
    Anyway, I just want to hope out loud again for Lovie Smith to the TN head coaching job. It would be the best of all worlds. We get our 2010 season back, the McCaskeys get their cash back, and Lovie doesn't get to get fired. Everybody wins!

  • In reply to alott96:

    Except the Dolphins game ...Dan Fuckin Marino.

  • In reply to alott96:

    Happy Birthday Jeff! I don't comment a lot but I enjoy reading your articles, even though I don't always agree.

  • In reply to alott96:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-14-bears-chicago-jan14,0,6522823.story

  • In reply to flobflo2114:

    Oh jebus christo... what a clusterfuck. This just gets worse and worse. Mike fucking Tice?!?!

    Are there any other shitty, fired ex coaches out there for us to look at while we're at it?

  • In reply to alott96:

    Here's the deal on firing Lovie Smith and I've never had an intelligent answer to this.

    You are Virginia/Michael McCaskey. The world and his wife, but not you, want Lovie gone. He is under contract. To fire him, pay out his remaining contract and replace him would cost well in excess of $30 million dollars. Throw Angelo into the equation and we're up past $90 million ... just to replace guys that you can replace anyway when their contracts run out for about $30 million cheaper.

    Who in their right mind would blow $30 million plus, getting rid of Lovie? Somebody who's not very good at maths.....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I will again say, that winning nfl franchises are much more profitable and valuable than loosing ones. I assume you can all agree, if not simply google Jerra Jones and the cowboys. Why you ask, because just like everything else in the loverly little world of ours, it takes money to make money. That is what the McC

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Anyone have a spare horse's head we could leave in in a strategic bed at Halas Hall?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You could leave it in Angelo's bed, but you'd have to kick Ted Phillips out first ...

  • In reply to alott96:

    Damn. The internet's full of Blogfathers, so much for stealing Bam's idea ....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Al, great idea, is that even remotely possible? Does Tennessee want him? I honestly believe Lovie would be a much better college coach than pro, because he's a very likeable person who could be great at recruiting, probably could get those college kids to play hard for him (which he has proven he can't do in the pros). Problem is their salary wouldn't be close to the $5.5MM he's due from us - but maybe we could share???? (C'mon Virginia, PLEASE????)

    That could be a WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN for everyone involved!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Al..Phil...I mean really Jimny Cricket..as in one who is wishing upon a star??? The truth is here MB said it right... bag 'o dicks..

    and while we are at it
    Santa
    Easter Bunny
    Tooth Fairy
    Heat Miser
    and can't forget his brother Cold Miser
    will be visiting Halas Hall soon. possibly to be our new DC/OC

    These morons couldn't find their ass#@!s if their hands were glued to it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Blogfather?

    Blogfather.

    Yes, Blogfather.

    Thank you, Blogfather.

    Happy Birthday, Blogfather.

    Could you please make somebody go "coach with the fishes" Blogfather?

    Hmm. Yeah, has a nice ring to it.

    OK, I approve.

    I am NOT, however, kissing your ring, Blogfather.

    Or anything else, for that matter!

    PS: Kudos to BaM.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Happy Birthday Jeff. I wish we all could get you what you really want for your birthday, but I can't think of any way to get rid of Lovie that's not really illegal.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    On the lighter side, thought you guys might enjoy this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENvmq-rkVZc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mike Martz: I don't know what to do, Blogfather. My playbook is weak, it's weak. Anyway, if I had this part in the offense, it puts me right back on top, you know. But this... this man out there. He won't give it to me, the head of the Bears.

    Jeff Hughes: What's his name?

    Mike Martz: Phillips. He said there's no chance, no chance...A year ago he bought the rights to this QB, a pro bowler. The character is a guy just like me, abrasive, half-drunk. I wouldn't even have to try hard, just be myself. Oh, Blogfather, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do...

    [All of a sudden, Hughes rises from his chair and gives Martz a savage shake]

    Jeff Hughes: YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN!

    [gives a quick slap to Martz]

    Jeff Hughes: What's the matter with you? Is this what you've become, a coaching finocchio who cries like a woman? "Oh, what do I do? What do I do?" What is that nonsense? Ridiculous!
    [the unexpected mimicry makes Martz laugh]

    Jeff Hughes: Tell me, do you spend time with your family?

    Mike Martz: Sure I do.

    Jeff Hughes: Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.

    Jeff Hughes: You look terrible. I want you to eat, I want you to rest well. And a month from now this Bears big shot's gonna give you what you want.

    Mike Martz: Too late. They start practicing in a week.

    Jeff Hughes: I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Too funny - but every time I see your Jimmy Mac icon, I think he's wearing a shower cap. Is that wrong?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Happy Birfday Blog fadda.

    If this blog were a sexual act it would be a circle jerk...

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    nicely done mustache.

    I was just asking myself, "I wonder where the mustache has been"

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Ah. Coach, do you have a policeman's hat and a police shirt with the sleeves ripped off ? Is this the Blue Oyster Blog ?

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=circlejerk

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Happy Birthday, Jeff! Thanks for all that you do for us!

    I don't know where you pulled that belief about Fisher and Fox winning Super Bowls out of, but I'm guessing you had to stand up to do it. (That meant you pulled it out of your ass, in my not-so-humorous humor)

    I don't see it. Sure their fire and intensity is undeniable, but fiery and intense coaches usually don't win rings. It takes more than that. I don't see nor do I want to see either of those fellas trolling the sidelines in a Bears hoodie.

  • In reply to BearsTransplant:

    Happy Birthday sir....

  • BaM...A sad state of affairs we are in...but spot on with the evaluation..

  • gplan... and I though I was the only sick bastard with a story....I concede...hahahahaha

  • Happy Birthday

    Mike Tice?

  • Fox has done everything he can to sink that team ...

  • Naw, where Monte is going, the players don't have to worry about a CBA and they get paid in Range Rovers.

  • Our Blogfather, which art in NY,
    DABearsBlog be thy site;
    DaChin will come.
    Thy Ring be won.
    In Chicago as it was in Pitt.
    Give us this day our true GhostOfHalas.
    And piss on our managers,
    As we piss on the coaches under them.
    And lead us not into depression,
    But deliver us from morons.
    {For thine is the Conference,
    and the Playoffs, and the SuperBowl,
    for decades and decades.}
    BearDown!

  • In reply to Church:

    I think that was the original wording of Our Lord's prayer ...

  • In reply to Church:

    Well done end.

    Now give me 3 hail mary's and a bubble screen right up the middle.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Is that with the Altar Boys playing Tight End?

  • In reply to Church:

    Hi John. Who do you support ? I'm a Bears fan personally. I'm hoping for a 16-0 season, for Cutler I'm hoping for over 8,000 passing yards, around 90 TDs .. shutouts in the playoffs and then humiliating devastation for the opposition in the super bowl ... y'know .. a 5 minute quarter madden year ....

    I'm hoping we clean everyone's clock in spite of the Muppet Show resident in Halas Hall. I'm hoping we do it with whatever co-ordinator we get to say 'run left', 'run right', 'pass it to Matt on a 5 yard out', 'run it up the middle behind the fullback' ... y'know ... all that really hard, complicated shit that only footballers have the intelligence to understand. I hope we do it even with a ducheyne as our starting tight end, an aging Urlacher and a 90% Tommie Gun. That's enough about me, who do you like John ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    IrishSweetnes I'm probably the only Bears fan in Greece at the moment.When I traveled last year for the MNF game against GB all the way from Greece I saw an unprepared team with no heart.They won the game due to some horrible Packer mistakes.Like many of us here I ve watched the Bears for a very long time.

    This blind support towards this team has to stop otherwise management wont put a bettefr product on the field.

    I also happen to hope Bill Cowher becomes our HC and Im sure he'll bring a GM and coaches with him.

    Can't wait for two consecutive challenges from the Dovie.And yes Ihope for an 0-16 record because apparently beating the Lions and Vikings (despite surrenderring 30 2nd half points) saved Lovie and his cronies jobs along with Angelo.

  • In reply to johnkos:

    I can't dig that. I can dig Cowher, but all in good time. I can't imagine the depression of seeing them go 0-16. Join the Lions ? Never. No way. Blind support ? What's blind support ? 'Fans' who want to see their team lose this year achieved what exactly ? Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of maths could see Virginia wasn't going to blow $30 million replacing Lovie. So why pray for your team to lose ? I'll support them in every game they play. Support the team - who the hell supports front offices ? Support Dez Clark and Jay Cutler. Lovie saved his job when he won the NFC Championship, not by beating Minny. He's friends with Ginnie and he's also a bible basher. Angelo ? It would cost about $90 million to replace the two of them. She can wait another 3 years and be done with the lot of them. If she gets rid of them, she's down $90 million and doesn't make anymore if she wins the super bowl. Fans support their team. Fans. Supporters. Support your team !

  • We can all sleep soundly tonight. Former Bear great Craig Krenzel has endorsed Ken Zampese as Bears Offensive Coordinator.

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/01/former-bears-qb-krenzel-endorses-zampese.html

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Whew ! I was thinking maybe Tice (doesn't he look like he's Josh McDaniel's dad ?), with his power running and vertical passing game (yes!) .... but if Krenzel thinks it's Zampese then we have no other choice but to sign him immediately. It was Payton that got me into the Bears, but Krenzel made me believe .....
    ... oh shit, no, that was McMahon, sorry ....

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Wow...who's the well connected media guy who's lucky enough to have pocketed the Amazing Krenzel as a source!! What a bonanza!!

  • In reply to SpawnOfDitka:

    He met him at the used car lot that Krenzel works at.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    the more i think about it i'm glad that Bates went elsewhere. a young and inexperienced coordinator under Lovie would be a disaster. He will be following Carroll to Seattle. That is a much more stable position for him to be in. McDaniels was under Belichek and didn't just work for some hands off, run of the mill coach. I'm not saying that we will find some hidden gem now but i think that the Bates experiment would have backfired with Lovie as coach. Jeff is right, they should fire Lovie right now. it is apparent that the lame duck situation is killing us. however, the risk of paying 2 coaches to not coach during a lock out is probably too much for any organization to stomach. plain old bad fucking timing.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Mike Tice?

    Is that Halas Hall secret code for "Desperate"?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I found this pic of Tice at a Devils hockey game

    http://www.352media.com/rantingandraving/CMFiles/Images/puddy%5B1%5D.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    In the words of the inimitable Jeff Spicoli, "No shirt, no shoes ... NO TICE!"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Patience is a virtue...we are a virtuous bunch...patiently waiting to see who will be "too late, the Hero". Who will emerge to save next year only to die on the vine when Lovie is fired?

  • I'm hoping for an 0-16 season.Only castoffs or Lovie Dovie friends will come.When Rod Marinelli said no to the DC job you can see that not even his best pal will try to take the snake out of the hole for the Lovester

  • Ohhh and by the wa.... Ted Phillips ,Angelo and Lovie suck so hard that Tiger Woods wants to met them

  • thought you might like that

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Unbelievable, Good shit MB.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey MB, just have to take issue with one comment you made that I have also heard from several posters here - "if a small college is willing to spend that much..."

    Assuming you're talking about Notre Dame, that small college has wealth that completely dwarfs the McCaskeys - how about an endowment of $6.2 BILLION - and remember that although the McCaskeys would show a strong balance sheet because of the value of the Bears, that is unrealizable money unless they sell the franchise. Otherwise their real spendable wealth is simply the annual cash flow from the franchise. Which I would guess makes them probably the poorest owners in the entire NFL. And in light of that (mind you, it's a guess, but I think a very reasonable guess), we shouldn't think of the McCaskeys as CHEAP, but rather, POOR. I guess you wind up in the same place anyway, but comparing this not-so-wealthy family to the University of Notre Dame does not wash.

    We know Lovie is a prideful man - what if Jerry and Ted just asked Lovie how he would feel about going after the Tennessee job - maybe he'd get so upset and angry that he'd do just that, up and quit.

    Signed, Jiminy Cricket.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Good point Phil. The McCaskeys are sitting on a fortune, but they don't *have* a fortune. They're not cash rich - at least not from the Bears anyway. They live off dividends but nobody can touch the capital. When Virginia passes on, the Bears will be sold in a New York minute.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Wow, Fewell goes to the Giants and turns his back on his old team. Quelle surprise.

  • three words Doc... the. evil. deceiver.

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